Trumptonalia
Sister site to Trumpton3  
What to expect from the links below ....

As the site is still evolving,the pages currently vary from "very good",if an item's been in my possession at some stage ....
to "very sketchy" if the only source to date has been something like a poorly executed ebay listing.
But improvements are constantly being made as more information comes to light.

Help finding an item ....

Some items are tricky to categorise,so they might be under a heading you wouldn't necessarily have chosen yourself.
If you're still struggling,check the "Absentee" and "Pipeline" sections,below all the links.
And if it's definitely still not mentioned then please let me know.

Email ....

I'm always happy to hear about any additions or corrections you may have.
For anything else,please do have a quick look at the Q & A page first if you haven't already. Thanks.
Toys Section 2 -  Mechanical

Friction Drive Windy Tricycle  by Codeg

Friction Drive Dr.Mopp Car  by Louis Marx

Camberwick Wind-Up Figures  by MM

Climbing Fireman  by Louis Marx

Talking Fire Engine  by Bradgate
Board and Card Games 

Snakes & Ladders  by Topsail Games

Camberwick Race Game  by Arrow

Camberwick Snap  by Medallion Press

TV Lotto  by Medallion Press

TV Dominoes  by Medallion Press

TV Ludo  by Michael Stanfield Products

Camberwick Bagatelle  by Louis Marx
Make and Create

Paint by Numbers  by Philmar

Camberwick Wipe-Off Cards  by  ....

Wipe Away Colouring set  by Dekkertoys (1990's)

Plasticine Sets  by Harbutts

Rub Down Transfers  by Letraset

Slot-Together Models  by Emmann Products

Iron-On Motifs  by a Swiss manufacturer

Victory Play Tray  by G.J.Hayter

Knitted figures  by Alan Dart

Camberwick Jigbits  by Kiddicraft
Toys Section 1 - Non-mechanical

Camberwick Village Folk  by Codeg

Camberwick Miniatures  by Codeg

Squeeky Toys  by Combex

Camberwick Skittles  by Codeg

Pop-Up and Flop Figures  by OK Toys

Flashy Flickers Projector  by Louis Marx

Twistables figures  by Louis Marx

Stand-Up Cut-Out wooden figures  by Philmar
Household items

Toiletries  by Jean Sorelle and Wright Umney & Layman

Paper Cups & Plates  by Pleasure Products

Egg Cups  by MM of Hong Kong

Biscuit Tin  by Kemps of Grimsby
Jigsaws

1966 to 1979  >  Camberwick     Trumpton     Chigley

Manufacturers:- Arrow Games & Falcon Games

1980 to present (all 3 series

Manufacturers:- Handley Printers, Abydos & JoyBlocks.

Note - Camberwick "Jigbits" under "Make and Create"
Stationery

Postcards  by Arthur Dixon
Ceramics

Beswick         Danbury Mint         Robert Harrop

Windmill Bakery
Media - Music,PC etc.

Vinyl LP Records & CD by various labels

Trumpton PC Fun Pack  by Allsorts Distribution
Toys Section 3 - Textile

Rag Bricks  by Dean and sons

Glove Puppets  by Chad Valley

Camberwick Figures  by H.C.Ford (aka H.C.F)
Notable absentees

These are all items that you may be surprised not to see included above.
And even more surprised when you learn they don't actually exist.
Notable brands and manufacturers of the time who could well have hooked up with Trumptonshire .... but didn't.

Why   ?  Who knows.
Although you'd have thought it was more likely to be a failure to agree terms,rather than no contact at all.
But,whatever the reasons,definitely some opportunities missed.
And some are more glaring than others ....


Pelham Puppets.

Surprising,as Gordon Murray spent his whole career at the BBC working with string puppets.
And they did hook up with other kids' contemporaries like The Magic Roundabout and The Wombles.

But perhaps the most striking thing,in retrospect,is the irony that all those series were made using stop motion.
A medium which played a large part in the disappearance of string puppets from UK tv screens and which,in turn,meant Pelham went from mainstream to niche and then bankruptcy.
Although it should also be said that poor management and the failure to diversify and innovate were entirely self-inflicted.


Corgi and Dinky Toys.

Not a single Trumptonshire product from either company.
Which is particularly odd when you consider the amount of vehicles featured in all 3 series.
And whilst many were a bit underwhelming,the fire engine was probably worth the cost of a license on its' own.


Chad Valley "Give-A-Show" Projector.

There was a "Watch With Mother" Give-A-Show set produced in 1968 .... but it didn't feature Trumptonshire.
Instead,Gordon Murray hooked up with a rival slide projector produced by the Louis Marx company,called "Flashy Flickers" 
And,apart from Disney,there seems to have been little,if any,licensing crossovers between the two.
(listed above under "toy section 1")


Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tins.

Perhaps a slightly less obvious merchandising opportunity,until you realise the company produced sets of tins for other pre-school tv series like Muffin the Mule and Watch With Mother contemporary "The Herbs".
And it wasn't as though Trumptonshire was a biccie-free zone either,because Kemps of Grimsby produced a cracking little one-off in 1968,listed above under "Household Items".


Melamine Tableware by Gaydon.

Melamine was one of those classic 60's innovations.Harder to break than traditional ceramics,but also easily scratched and subject to discolouration and fading. And much of it was soon consigned to landfill,where it sits with hundreds of tons of other brave-new-world design.
Gaydon made plates and cereal bowls featuring the likes of The Pogles and The Magic Roundabout amongst others.
So you'd have thought some Trumptonshire examples were almost inevitable,and destined to be just as popular.
But someone clearly had other ideas.


In the pipeline ....

Some items that aren't included on the site yet,but will be ....

Bendy toy [ Windy Miller ] .... Royal Mail stamps .... Tea towel [ by Blackstaff ] .... Wallpaper [ the non-digital kind ] ....

All the books .... which I've been putting off even starting to be honest,simply because there are so many of them.


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Books

I've yet to make a start on the books - apologies !
Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley spin-off merchandise 1966 - 2021

An ongoing attempt to catalogue it all to create an online reference library.

Just 2 main pages to set you on your way ....

One - The page you're currently on .... has all the item links,plus some helpful pointers.

Two - The Q & A page .... answers some general questions about the items and the site.
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