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Replica of long johns owned by 'Blackburn Giant' go on display
9:34am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
VOLUNTEERS from Child Action Northwest staging an exhibition about the Blackburn Giant, in Mercers Toy Shop, this month, have failed to secure the original long johns of Fred Kempster, which made TV headlines last year when they sold at auction.
Not disheartened, Eric Nolan, who is creating the Giant’s kitchen, recruited the sewing skills of his wife, Margaret, and volunteer Damion Taylor, to make a replica copy, which visitors to the toy shop, in Darwen Street, Blackburn, will have the chance to try on for size!
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