I regular visited the Model Aerodrome for my Airfix kits many years ago but more recently I visited one in the Pallisades (spelling??) cannot remember the name, now I purchase my model kits on line, sign of the times I suppose. Eric
Hi newbie here, apologies if I'm repeating old threads, I remember the Model Aerodrome back in 1964/65 when I saw Aurora models in the window and was totally in awe seeing King Kong, the Munsters, Frankenstein monster Dracula etc. facing me and on entering the shop it was full to the ceiling with model kits of all kinds and I remember seeing The Aurora JFK model behind the counter. Does anyone have a photo of the shop? I vaguely remeber it as Tiffany's in the 1970's (clothes shop/flower shop) correct me if I'm wrong.Yes Den, I also bought models from there, it was called "The Model Aerodrome", do you remember the racing cars they sold with a cordite fired engine ? it,s a wonder any of us didn't have a hand blown off.
The Ian Allan shop is now in Ethel Street, just round the corner from Stephenson Street.I don't know if it's another incarnation of the same shop but Ian Allan used to be on Stephenson St or thereabouts for a long time. They're still around although the internet site mostly deals in their books https://www.ianallanpublishing.com/ . There was a stamp/coin dealer in the arcade by Hudsons as well.