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New home for Ratty, Mole, Toad and Friends


Iconic figures from the Wind in The Willows TV series are to find a new home in Sale.

Produced by Cosgrove Hall in Manchester in the 1980's 25 models are going on display at the Waterside arts centre.

The treasured figures had been feared "lost" for over 30 years and only recently discovered when they had been put up for auction in Dorchester in April.

Cosgrove Hall was responsible for other childhood icons such as Dangermouse and Count Duckula.

The hand-made puppets range in height from 5ins to the tallest, Badger, who is 14ins.