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Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children’s TV treasures

20 October 2017

Puppets used for some of the best-loved children’s TV characters of the 1970s and ’80s are to get urgent repairs to stop them falling apart.

The puppets come from the archive of animation studio Cosgrove Hall, which made shows like The Wind in the Willows and Chorlton and the Wheelies.

A project has begun to preserve and display the Cosgrove Hall archive.

Sixty percent of the latex puppets, including characters from The Wind in the Willows, are “at serious risk”.

And 20% are past saving, according to Westley Wood, a former Cosgrove Hall employee who has rescued the treasure trove.

Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41692864

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