You chance for a selfie with a TV legend - puppet Gus Honeybun

TV puppet Gus Honeybun

People in Plymouth are being given a chance to have a selfie with legendary TV puppet Gus Honeybun.


  • Gus Honeybun was the station mascot for Westward Television and Television South West from 1961 to 1992

  • He achieved a longevity for a TV puppet second only to Sooty

  • His full name is Augustus Jeremiah Honeybun - as given to him by some continuity announcers

  • There were four different Gus Honeybun puppets

  • Someone was employed specially to create his wardrobe

  • Legend has it he was supposedly found under a gorse bush on Dartmoor in 1961 by the founders of Westward Television

The legendary mascot is now supporting National Archive Week.

Fans can pop into Taylor Maxwell House all this week and find out more about Plymouth History Centre at the same time.

And after snapping a pic with Plymouth's best-known puppet, you could have the chance to win prizes:

The aim of National Archive Week is to raise awareness of archives, their value to society and the impact they have every day on individual lives.

It is also an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful things held in archives, and discover stories, facts and places, and people at the heart of your community.