I was employed full-time at the original puppet factory and I spent the first year or two working for short periods in various departments from moulding, painting, stringing, assembly and woodworking, as the need arose.  This enabled me to gain valuable, hands-on experience of the puppet production process from beginning to end. So you can be sure that any repair you ask for, I will be able to do to your complete satisfaction. 

I offer a restringing and repair service. Restringing is usually £25 for one puppet and £12.50 for each additional puppet. I also offer a full repair & restoration service for all types of Pelham Puppets.

Please email me: tradpup@btinternet.com for details. 

 Guidelines for using your Pelham Puppets 

The videos below show you how to work your puppets and should you get them into a tangle, follow the video guidance carefully and you’ll soon see that untangling is not a huge task.

Guidelines for re-stringing your Pelham Puppets

I offer a restringing and repair service. Restringing is usually £25 for one puppet and £12.50 for each additional puppet. However, please email me:  tradpup@btinternet.com for details.

 The Stringing diagrams below are for Pelham Puppets made from 1955 – 1993

I would like to thank Keith Frederick for allowing me to reproduce thes 2 images below.

Below: Original Operating Instructions for vintage, Standard Pelham Puppets. These instructions were included with each puppet sold.

Above: Stringing Guide for Mother Dragon & Operating Instructions for Skeleton

Clever Willie

The Juggling Clown in production in the 1950’s for a few years and reintroduced in 1970. Here are two pages from separate editions of Pelpup News.