Caring puppeteer pulls on Pendle heartstrings

Skipton Puppet Festival Director Harold Hoggarth brought along a special friend to meet the members of Pendleside Probus Club. (s)
Skipton Puppet Festival Director Harold Hoggarth brought along a special friend to meet the members of Pendleside Probus Club. (s)
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A Pendle club pulled some strings to top off the year with a fascinating talk on puppets.

Pendleside Probus Club welcomed Skipton Puppet Festival Director Harold Hoggarth to its base-camp where outlined his charity work and the history of puppets.

Harold, AKA Ron Rainbow of Letsby Avenue, has spent a lifetime helping children and has even set up three schools in Romania, all of which are now self-supporting.

He wowed audiences with his collection of puppets from around the world and showed members how to produce Punch’s squeaky voice using a swazzle.

He finished his talk with a short video about the film, Warhorse, in which a giant puppet is used to represent the horse.