This is part two of my two-parter featuring retro toys exhibited at the Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in the city of Coventry, West Midlands, UK.
Part one is Here
Part two is a selection of photos from the exhibition The Story of Children’s Television from 1946 to Today and features toys, models and props from popular UK television children’s television shows. Many of the characters pictured below will be instantly recognisable even if you didn’t grow up watching them on the box. The whole exhibition, for me, was a huge treat, but probably my favourites were the Gerry Anderson puppets, Play School, the Clangers, Doctor Who, Grange Hill and the animation cels.
Muffin the Mule.
Sooty and Noddy.
What’s up doc…
Camberwick Green and Mary, Mungo and Midge.
Basil Brush and Wacky Races.
Little Ted and Humpty from Play School.
Characters from Thunderbirds.
Colonel White from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Mr. Spoon from Button Moon.
Kermit and Ivor the Engine.
Toad from Wind in the Willows and Big Ears from Noddy’s Toyland Adventures.
Camberwick Green characters and Uncle Bulgaria of the Wombles.
Rosie and Jim.
Roobarb animation cel.
Mr Benn animation cel.
Fred Flintstone animation cel.
Dick Dastardly, Muttley and the Mean Machine animation cel.