Frosty’s exploits had become legendary in Saltdean for two winters. But he got very grubby, more used to a stage career singing ‘Frosty the Snowman’ not gallivanting on snowy slopes in Saltdean in his retirement.
Well what did his silly owner try to do? Yes, wash him in case he was called upon for further personal appearances. A mistake! His stuffing was very old and brown and this colour seeped through to his lovely white towelling body
New material from Brighton, some felt for a carrot nose, an improvised pattern and eight hours later, re-strung, he has recovered from the terrible shock of being washed. Luckily he was able to keep his original coal eyes and his scruffy scarf.
There are more on Ann Perrin’s Puppethouse or Brighton film site.