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I LOVE 1967
TV

Trumpton


Trumpton

'Here is the clock, the Trumpton clock. Telling the time steadily, sensibly, never too quickly, never too slowly. Telling the time for Trumpton'

Trumpton was the main town in the county of Trumptonshire. It had a town hall, with a clock tower, numerous shops, and a fine market square in the middle of which stood a statue of Queen Victoria.

The town also had an attractive park with a bandstand. At the end of each episode the people from Trumpton and nearby areas would gather around it to listen and watch the Trumpton fire brigade seranade them.

Why this did not clash with the six o'clock dance at Chigley was never explained...

The series was narrated by Brian Cant who often spoke directly to the characters in the show. He did have to get some help when he continued to talk to characters after the show was off the air though.

Despite the show's concentration on the fire brigade, there appears only to have ever been one fire in Trumpton, at the bakers. Other stories centred around rescuing cats from trees or retrieving the mayor's hat which had blown off in a gust of wind.

Perhaps to even the score, puppetmaker Gordon Murray claims that he burnt all the puppets left in his possession after the show was axed.

 


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