Published: 09:35, 16 November 2009 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Children's TV favourites the Clangers celebrated their 40th birthday at the weekend.
Co-creator Peter Firmin made a guest appearance at the Museum of Canterbury on Saturday to mark four decades since the hit BBC show was launched.
The programme - first shown on Listen with Mother on November 16, 1969 - featured the peculiar inhabitants of a small blue planet at the far side of the galaxy.
It was the inspiration of Mr Firmin and Oliver Postgate, who died last year.
Visitors to the museum were given the chance to see the original characters in close-up detail, including the entire Clangers family, the Soup Dragon, the Froglets and the Iron Chicken.
Mr Firmin’s daughter Charlotte was also on hand to teach youngsters how to draw a Clanger.
Other activities included making Clanger planets, learning how to talk like a Clanger and storytelling.
For more pictures, see this week's Kentish Gazette out Thursday.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.