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.
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.
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 ....
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.