"This little game, I've never
seen anything like it, it's a really
cute game about Grants' car-park.
Grants was superb - really extraordinary
shop - with old-fashioned manners
And they had a beautiful restaurant
upstairs with waiter service
- it was extraordinary value for money.
In 1966 they did something quite
extraordinarily well, which I've
never seen before.
In 1966 I think it was the hundredth
anniversary of Lewis Carol the writer
of Alice in Wonderland,
they did a colossal display of Alice in
Wonderland, with Alice falling through
the rabbit hole, and the rabbit hole
was the stairs, the stairs going
into the basement.
Down four flights you could see all
of these images of Alice falling down
into the rabbit hole,
and at the bottom they had this colossal
Alice in Wonderland set-up which was
And the restaurant was on the top floor,
and it was a restaurant equivalent
to any West End restaurant,
and you could look out over these
beautiful views of Croydon,
well it was beautiful then,
and it was a good place to shop".