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Our Sindy Museum is on instagram

Posted on October 15, 2022 at 8:50 AM

Hello, we know we have been very quiet recently but behind the scenes we are working on a refresh. The technology that built this website is getting old and we suffer from slow loading and loss of functionality. Creating new pages is getting hard and we can't always show everything how we want to without a lot of slow workarounds. So whilst we work on the refresh, we thought we would start an Instagram page where hopefully it will be easier to stay in touch!

You will find us on instagra...

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Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Posted on June 3, 2022 at 12:10 AM

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This weekend we celebrate Her Majesty's Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, and many will mark the occasion in their own way.

 

My sister and I are very different, she was always partial to soft toys whereas I was always a dolly girl. But the one thing we have in common, and also with the Queen is we ...

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Sindy's 1974 Styling Head

Posted on May 29, 2022 at 9:55 AM

It's funny what you remember as a childhood toy, and that irresistible urge years later to find it again.


Lynn contacted us about the 1974 Sindy Styling Head because eventually she just had to buy back this treasured toy. This is what she said about owning her, "I sometimes pinch myself and think is she really mine and I am ever so tempted to take her out and styl...

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Cars and Girls

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 11:10 AM

In the early 1960s, British sports cars were the height of cool and were very popular, particularly in the USA. So what do you give a girl who's got to have all? Yep, a British sports car!


Barbie was first over the finishing line in 1962 with her Austin Healey Roadster by Irwin for Mattel. Ideal's Tammy followed a year later with her MGB Roadster. Tammy was very hip indeed because the re...

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Top Marx

Posted on May 15, 2022 at 12:25 AM

We first published our Marx Sindy page in 2013, and almost as soon as we published it our website provider changed their building tools and messed up the formatting of our new page. It had been a huge effort to get it online and I must confess that the idea of rewriting it was just too much. So, we addressed the most serious format and layout problems, and we let the page stand.


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We need to talk about Patch...

Posted on April 26, 2022 at 9:15 AM


Back in September 2003, a birthday party was held at Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood for Sindy’s 40th birthday. David Fear, Pedigree’s Product Manager in the 1960s, was asked what he would have done differently with hindsight back in the 1960s. He replied, “Not Released Patch”. His reply was met with audible gasps from the audience. His thinking ...

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Mary Poppins Sindy

Posted on April 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM

About 12 years ago we added a Sindy Mary Poppins page to the Museum thanks to...

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1981 Party Time

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Very, very happy today to add the missing 1981 Blue Party Time Sindy which we show in her box to match the pink and the yellow versions we have already. This lovely mint doll was donated by Joanne from Essex, who describes herself as a Sindy devotee. We may be a tad biased, but we can't think of a better doll to devote yourself to Joanne.

Sindy was definitely 'on point' with th...

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Pari Roller and new 1982 Skaters

Posted on September 10, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Did you know every Friday night in Paris is roller skating night? Pari Roller has been going since 1994 and is held every Friday from 9:30 pm to Midnight. It normally starts near Montparnasse Railway Station and is a circular skating route through Paris at night. It is only cancelled in bad weather. And best of all, it's free to participate.

For example tonight (10th September 2021) the jo...

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Hello Dolly - Happy Birthday!

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 5:15 AM

Happy Birthday Sindy!

Today Sindy is 58 years old and our website has been running for 11 years now. We wish we could say that we were looking as good as Sindy does with those extra years.

It seemed a good idea therefore to return to one of Sindy's nicest party outfits to update it with a couple more variations for her birthday. Hallo Dolly (Ref 44232) is a wonderfully exhube...

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