Sindy’s 60th Anniversary Exhibition

So, it was off to Chippenham to see the Sindy 60th Anniversary Exhibition at the museum. It really was a very enjoyable and fun exploration of all things Sindy. It was a chance to meet with Bonita and Karen in person, and to catch up on their ideas behind the exhibition itself. It was also nice to meet ‘The Sindy Set’, a lovely group of Sindy collectors and to see their own dolls.

Kathy and I only really collected, and collect play dolls. Neither of us collect that much after 1985, with a few exceptions. So it was very nice to see the later Sindy dolls, and also all the collectors dolls. The exhibition is very well curated, full of all sorts, with lots of Sindys and also little scenes and miscellaneous items. All lovingly displayed.

The Exhibition finishes on the 11th of May and admission is free.

A write-up of the exhibition has been added to the Articles section and can be found here 2024 Sindy’s 60th Anniversary Exhibition

Elsewhere in OSM we have been busy:

A new variation of the 1963 ‘Cape’ has been added courtesy of Pam 1963 Sindy Outfits and Separates

1969 ‘Flower Frillies’ has been rewritten to include more variations. If you have any others, or can add to our two single garments, please do get in touch. Thanks to Sandra for the Mint in Packet version showing the Trendy shoes. 1969 Sindy Outfits and Separates

1977 ‘Stable’ has been updated to include details of the original SIO designers and the origins of the stable 1977 Sindy Scenesetters

1978 ‘Caravan’ has been substantially updated to include some additional information and photos, including the first version of the caravan and the cute little door mat that came with it 1978 Sindy Scenesetters

1980 ‘City Shopper’ has been updated to include two Mint in Box outfits, thanks to Lone who only spotted the variation when she thought she might sell one! 1980 Sindy Outfits and Separates

1982 ‘Happy Days’, the international boxed doll, has now been updated to show a pair of the correct shoes. Nice catch Lone! 1982 Sindy Outfits and Separates

1983 Sindy Outfits and Separates, Pam reminded us to add an extra pic to show the reuse of the blue and white trim for ‘Matching Skirt and Top’ which was originally used for the 1981 ‘Bo-Peep’ dress and hat 1983 Sindy Outfits and Separates

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