Just a few months ago, I was lamenting the fact that doll repair
is a dying art
. So, I couldn't resist passing up sharing a recently posted nostalgic article and photo
about famed doll doctor in Doncaster. England, Charles Miller, who died in 1951. The article said that the business was passed down to his son and grandson. However, further research
showed that the store did later close down (and may have been replaced by a fast food outlet). I think it is a sign of our throw-away society-- so many times today, people choose to replace something that has broken instead of paying the cost to repair it. Of course, with a beloved doll, that doesn't always work the same way as replacing a toaster.