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]