John brought along a wind up train set and some track which was given to him when he was nine years old and which had belonged to his father. He also had a container of marbles and a plastic multi-puzzle.
We saw dolls with beautifully beaded and intricately hand knitted gowns which were a work of art, along with a doll which left England in 1949 and was stuffed with straw. There was also Jemima the Cabbage Patch doll complete with clothes. There was an original Barbie, a 50th anniversary reproduction and a Malibu Barbie with her towel ready for the beach.
Janet showed us two dolls one of which was named Alice and was 40 years old. Shirley had an Upside Down doll, a beautiful kite from China and a set of toy soldiers.
Teddy bears also featured with one being dressed as a Beefeater and bought at Harrods and another which was hand-made and won in a raffle at Dookie, hence its name ‘Dookie’.
These are just some of the items brought along. It will be so interesting to see them all again, plus all the other items brought along this year at our November meeting when we will view a slide-show of items for the whole year.
Our theme for September is Weddings.