Describes Camberwick Green as "a village idyll of picturesque shops and neat little houses in which puppet-people lived happily ever after"
The book goes on to mention:
"Gordon Murray, creator of Camberwick Green was also the man behind that other puppet-tale Trumpton(1967) in which we met the redoubtable Captain Flack of the Trumpton Fire Brigade, and his plucky fire fighters Hugh, Pugh, Barney Mcgrew, Cuthbert Dibble and Grubb."
Geoff Tibball's tongue in cheek book of classic childrens programmes recalls many favourite
programmes from 1950-1975 and describes the Trumptonshire series as animated soap operas.
"The hero of Camberwick Green was Windy Miller, while many of the tales of Trumpton revolved around those intrepid fire-fighters Hugh, Pugh, Barney, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert Dibble and Grubb."Besides the text, the book gives two (rather confused) lists of Camberwick Green characters, and Chigley characters, and several large b&w close-up photographs of the characters in their sets.
A follow on with more information in a question and answer format. In the acknowledgements,
the author thanks "everyone at Titan books for still believing that there really is such
a place as Trumpton"
"What a wonderful place Trumpton must have been to live in - no gangs roaming the streets, no unemployment, and no danger of The Krankies appearing there in high season."Strangely the Trumpton character list now lists the fire brigade as: Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Guthbert, Dibble and Grubb.
Track: The Trumpton Riots.
A punk sounding track about anarchy in Trumpton, with classic lines such as:
"Tell PC McGary to get himself a mate,
And arm themselves with CS gas, they're gonna be out late"
Track: Time Flies by When You're The Driver of a Train.
Another irreverent work based on Lord Belborough's song, with lines such as:
"....Careful with that spliff Eugene it causes condensation"
These tracks are both well worth checking out if you're a big Trumptonshire fan.