Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Humphrey - The Gallery

I am going to give away my age now (and probably yours too ;-)) but who remembers Humphrey?

I've had this badge for more than *whispers* 30 years. I don't know why I've kept it but after every move it seems to pop up either in a jewellery box or attached to a bag. I 'found' it again the other day attached to an old work folder. For the life of me I have no idea how it got there so I can only reach one conclusion... Humphrey put it there.

Yes Humphrey from the Unigate advertising campaign of the 1970's.

That catch phrase "Watch out. Watch Out. There's a Humphrey about!" caught on in our household and we would have great discussions deciding what he looked like. Rumour has it he was quite furry and possibly pink although my brother was quite determined that no self respecting Humphrey, being the male of the species, could possibly be pink.

All I know is that he had a very long straw and a huge capacity for milk.

For nostalgias sake I found an ad on youtube. So if you do remember Humphrey, have a look and smile and if you were too young or out on your chopper tearing up the streets at the time, this was what it was all about.

Tara's prompt for The Gallery today is Vintage.


  1. I did not know Humphrey, but great story and pic!

  2. Sorry don't remember Humphrey but love the home made badge, I always wanted a badge maker!

  3. Please someone say they remember this *feeling desperately old* !

  4. ME, ME, ME! I remember! My nan used to have a sticker or something on her fridge, and my auntie's used to sing it to me all the time and chase me out the door. Thanks for the memory!


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