Sindy: The Girl Next Door

Curatorial and Social Media Volunteer Ruth Wainman talks about the iconic British doll, Sindy, Sindy’s rival, Barbie, and how both dolls impacted past and modern day girlhood.

How Polly “Pocketed” Girlhood

Curatorial and Social Media Volunteer Ruth Wainman talks about Polly Pocket, the toy’s impact on girls of the 1908s and 1990s and Polly’s place in the world in 2018.

Creating “Havoc” in 1970s Britain

There wasn’t any other doll quite like Havoc in early 1970s Britain. This was because Havoc was a “fearless, fiery” super-agent who had the “skills and daring to surmount every hazard, outwit every foe.” She did not come equipped with a hair brush and comb but instead...

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