Why Harry Corbett did a Sooty show for just two children in the 1970s in a random act of kindness

Posted on 15/10/2019 in Videos

Harry Corbett brought pleasure to millions thanks to his creation of Sooty in 1948 and subsequent children's TV and stage shows.

But on a very personal level, he helped one Yorkshire family in the early 1970s. Sooty performed for an audience of two children in a house in Otley - and gave them a vintage Sooty, Sweep and Soo puppets. But it was for a special reason.

The puppets are due to sold at Hansons Auctioneers on November 19, 2019. To find out more, or arrange a toy valuation, email: [email protected]