There was a little shop in Hawkeshead, Cumbria and these boys were set outside. They’re brand new; made in China.
At school we were encouraged to call them golli-dollies (this was after the ritual burning of Enid Blyton and her Noddy books featuring golliwogs. Maybe it was just the books – I was young and impressionable).
Personally, I think if you have an old doll that you have had for years then that’s one thing, but it’s the 21st century now and there are so many clever and exciting toy and doll creators out there, so why hark back to something that might upset your customers? That’s not very kind or nice and I am sure we can come up with something better. Or am I being too sensitive?
[Photo taken with Polaroid SX-70 and 600 edgecut film + ND filter]