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Monday, 23 May 2016
A & BC BATMAN 'GLOVE' PUPPET...
Remember the above item? I recall getting a
BATMAN 'glove' puppet in Glasgow's KELVIN
HALL in the 1960s (and immediately disposing of
the disgusting 'confectionary' contained within), but
it didn't last long. Its thin polythene soon creased
and shed colour and detail in places.
Cut to my primary school's playground some
time later, where I acquired another one from a
classmate, IAN ROBBIE, in exchange for a small
packet of KP salted nuts (which cost tuppence) and
(I think) a thru'penny bit. The second probably
didn't last much longer than the first.
In real life that is, but it lived on in memory
to the present day. I ran into Ian last week, not
having seen him in 20-odd years, and we reminisced
about that ol' puppet. To be honest, I was quite sur-
prised that he remembered, because in all the time
I've known him (over 50 years), I don't think
he's ever referred back to it before.
Perhaps one of those nuts lodged in his
throat, ensuring that the item he swapped for
them likewise lodged in his memory. (See what I
did there?) Anyone else remember them? If so,
leave a comment in the you-know-where. (It's
good to share, so get typing now.)
Posted by Kid at Monday, May 23, 2016