THE FOREST TOYS

Florence Kennard
2014
6 mins
{PROGRAMME: HUMAN BEINGS: AT WORK AND PLAY} A magical window into a world of miniature wooden carved animals. Frank Whittington (1876 – 1973) was a local village toy maker who lived and worked in a small studio in Brockenhurst, Hampshire. He is still remembered by the village residents and his charmingly carved menageries continue to bring joy to generations of local people, who collect and cherish his toys.