BBC TV kids animation. Contemporaries of the Clangers, Pogles, Herbs, Mary Mungo & Midge and others.
THE TRUMPTONSHIRE TRILOGY
Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley.
These were 3 seperate,but inter-connected,animated BBC tv series designed for pre-school children.
First broadcast in the Beeb's famous "Watch With Mother" lunchtime slot between 1966 and 1969.
And still available,digitally restored,on both dvd and Blu Ray.
Each series title was a seperate location within the fictional English county of Trumptonshire.
There were no talking animals,mythical beings or magical forces at work here.
Just normal people going about their normal,everyday business.
But never mundane,as each 15 minute episode threw up a new mini crisis,which was always met head-on with a cheerful "can do" attitude and frequent bouts of song
Forget C.G.I. This was a world created with the use of actual models & sets,combined with the life-giving powers of stop motion animation.
Giving pleasure to millions of kids over the years,whilst achieving a lasting place in many an adult subconscious.With characters like Windy Miller and the Trumpton Firemen now enjoying cult status.
And this site is a celebration of their impact -both then and now
A chance to relive some memories and to sort your Pugh's from your Barney McGrew's.
And if it raises the odd smile along the way then so much the better. Jay.
This is a non-commercial reference site. And clearly all rights remain with those concerned. But,far more importantly ....
All rights to inherit the earth remain with those of a happy,kind and selfless disposition. And my thanks to Trumptonshire for reminding us.
And still very much alive
..... and singing !