BAYKO Adverts in The Local Rags

'Local Rags', for the uninitiated, is a less that respectful term for local newspapers, be they daily, nightly or weekly. I make a distinction between those newspapers with a regional distribution and their humbler small town equivalents which are shown here.
HELP!!! - Before I go on, can I please make a plea for your help. Simple common sense says that the logistics are against my circumnavigating the British Isles - or beyond? - in search of the illusive local adverts. You, however, could help by visiting your local library and rifling through back copies or microfilmed versions of your local papers, almost certainly restricted to the 1950s, though possibly also the early 1960s. I know, it sounds like fun!!! I also know that the whole process should take just a couple of hours - less for weekly newspapers!
If you can help acquire one or more adverts from your local paper for me, with full details of where and when they appeared, I'll happily give full attribution on the site - I'll even repay the copying charges if you wish - and you'll have put your home town on the BAYKO map!
To encourage you, David Poole has found some adverts in the 'Bath and Wilts Chronicle', which are shown below, which means a strike rate of three out of three for the local rags which have been researched to date!!!
In the mean time, I have now have several adverts to show you - please help boost this section if you can.
 
Macclesfield, Cheshire - BAYKO
A joint venture advert for BAYKO and Arthur Whiting's toy shop in the Macclesfield Times and Courier, November 26th, 1952
This advert appeared in the 'Macclesfield Times and Courier' in November 26th, 1952...
...and was clearly a cooperative venture with the now defunct Arthur Whiting toy shop...
...thanks to the Macclesfield Library for the image.
I'm glad to see that my former adopted home town recognised the merits of the word's finest construction toy - even if it was only once!
 
Bath, Wiltshire - BAYKO
1952, December 12th
1952, December 17th
1954, November 26th
1956, December 16th
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, December 12th, 1952 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, December 17th, 1952 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, November 26th, 1954 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, December 16th, 1956 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, November 14th, 1957 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, December 13th, 1957 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Bath and Wilts Evening Chronicle, December 14th, 1957 issue
1957, November 14th
1957, December 13th
1958, December 14th
These images are all from the 'Bath & Wilts Evening Chronicle' and are shown courtesy of the Bath Central Library, thanks to the efforts of David Poole.
 
Northwich, Cheshire - BAYKO
December 14th, 1959
November 23rd, 1961
November 30th, 1961
Advert from the Northwich Guardian, December 14th, 1959, which clearly mentions BAYKO - click here for a larger image
Advert from the Northwich Guardian, November 23rd, 1961, which clearly mentions BAYKO
Advert from the Northwich Guardian, November 30th, 1961, which clearly mentions BAYKO
These adverts, which I came across in the 'Northwich Guardian', thanks to the Northwich Library, are general, pre-Christmas adverts for their respective toy shops...
...but at least they have the good sense to include BAYKO!!!
 
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - BAYKO
1952, November 20th
1952, November 26th
1952, December 4th
1952, December 18th
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 20th, 1952 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 26th, 1952 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 4th, 1952 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 18th, 1952 issue
1953, December 1st
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 26th, 1954 issue
1954, December 3rd
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 18th, 1955 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 1st, 1953 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 3rd, 1954 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 18th, 1954 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 16th, 1954 issue
1954, November 18th
1954, November 26th
1954, December 16th
1955, November 18th
1955, December 2nd
1955, December 8th
1956, December 6th
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 2nd, 1955 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 8th, 1955 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 8th, 1955 issue - click here for a larger image
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 6th, 1956 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 6th, 1956 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 12th, 1957 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 27th, 1958 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 5th, 1958 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 10th, 1959 issue
1957, December 12th
1958, November 27th
1958, December 5th
1959, November 10th
1960, November 13th
1960, November 20th
1960, December 2nd
1962, December 20th
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 13th, 1960 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, November 20th, 1960 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 2nd, 1960 issue page 10
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 20th, 1962 issue
Advert which mentions BAYKO from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 2nd, 1960 issue, page 9
1960, December 8th
1957, December 13th

These adverts all appeared in the 'Stoke Evening Sentinel', the main evening paper for 'The Potteries'.

All the adverts above are for local toy shops and department stores which had the good sense to mention the world's first and finest plastic construction toy.

This is the only true BAYKO advert [left].

The images are all shown courtesy of the Stoke-on-Trent Central Library.

BAYKO advert from the Stoke Evening Sentinel, December 13th, 1957 issue
 
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