Did you get a Blue Peter badge? Do tell - fame and fortune await (well, possibly)

(110 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Oct-12 11:16:24

Hello. Some very nice folks at the Beeb have been in touch with us because they're making a programme to mark the 50th <boggle> anniversary of the Blue Peter badge next year.

And they really want to talk to some people who won a Blue Peter badge when they were young(er).

So, were/are you the proud owner of Blue Peter badge? What kind was it? What did you get it for? And did getting the badge inspire you to bigger and better things?

Do please post your Blue-Peter-badge tales on this thread.

The BBC folk will be watching, and they may ask us to contact some of you to see if you'd be interested in taking part in their programme. (Obviously, you'd be quite free to say no, if you didn't want to.)

Thanks, MNHQ <aghast that no one in office has one>

Quangle Wed 13-Nov-13 14:34:36

oh didn't realise this was old...goes to show I'm getting on myself - rambling on long after everyone else has moved on to another topic grin

fossil971 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:48:24

Old thread!

mypussyiscalledCaramel Wed 13-Nov-13 12:31:19

I got a blue peter shield when I was 8 for pointing out to them that they grew their beans up a teepee not a wigwam ( I was learning about native indians at school). I also got a green and a blue competition badge.

fossil971 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:28:30

<waves at Quangle> I think I still have the book!

fossil971 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:27:36

I've got the little round "competition winner" badge. It was for my Goldie limerick, I can remember it but I'll spare you...

snugglesnook Wed 13-Nov-13 12:23:58

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HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Wed 13-Nov-13 12:18:03

I have a normal one (white shield with blue ship) which I was sent in the mid eighties for sending in instructions on how to make a pen tidy out of old crap useful household items blush - it now lives on my apron so I don't lose it.

My little sister was very jealous so kept writing until she was sent a green one, which I always told her was vastly inferior. I wasn't a very nice older sister...

I wrote them a letter telling them about New Zealand (where I was living for a year, aged 10). And they sent me a badge! grin
I remember using it to visit the Natural History Museum for free (before it was made free entry for all). I was so proud.

My sister wore a 'save the rainforests' winning fancy dress outfit at a local carnival and sent them a picture, and she got a green Blue Peter badge.

wol1968 Wed 13-Nov-13 11:58:53

I got one! A white shield with a blue ship on it. It has since been thrown away, about 20+ years ago. I wrote a story about witches one Halloween, during the autumn half-term of '78 or '79 I think. I was told that my story had actually been read out but I'd missed that episode 'cos I was staying with my GPs who were too flippin' mean (and in GF's case, intellectually snobbish) to have a telly that actually worked properly. angry Oh well.

Quangle Sat 09-Nov-13 14:00:39

I have the round, white competition winner badge. Not the coveted shield one envy. I won it for writing a limerick about Goldie the dog. Can't remember the limerick but I think it probably had something to do with dog poo grin

I absolutely loved BP - to the point of feeling bereft when they went off on their Summer Expedition. Why isn't Biddy Baxter a dame? I saw her in the street a few years ago and really wanted to go and tell her what BP meant to me but didn't because it felt silly.

MrHoooyah Sat 09-Nov-13 13:53:55

I won the Competition Winners white round badge in the late 60s early 70s. No need to say I have lost it since. I contacted the office and they told me there was nothing they could do as there records didn't go back that far.
Yet I remember there being a tour around the office in one episode, that showed a huge cabinet with cards in it showing every badge winner since the series started.

Solars Wed 20-Feb-13 21:38:08

I've got a Blue Peter badge. It's a white shield with a blue ship. I appeared on the show with my school in the 80's. We made these large puppets re-enacting the Hindu story of the Ramayan. The badge was 'almost' stolen. My badge used to be stuck on my bedroom wall for many years and when my parents added an new extension to the house one of the workers took it. Luckily I noticed it was missing from the wall and my dad had a word with the manager and the worker gave it back. It's in a much safer place now smile

merlinalexander Sat 16-Feb-13 11:09:10

Hello I do still have my White shield with blue ship, Blue Peter badge given to me in the 60s, I wrote a letter to tell Blue Peter that I had a dog called Pim who had sliver gray fur and skin that was blue. Biddy Baxter, wrote back and sent me two badges one for me and one for my bother, sadly my bother is now no longer with us and the letter is long gone, however my badge is pined to my Teddy Bear sitting on a chair in my bedroom, The Teddy bear I have had since birth next year I am to be 60

Wigeon Fri 19-Oct-12 12:57:55

Following my post upthread, I have now found my green badge! grin. It's a proper shield-shaped one. I must have had it for <counts on fingers> about 23 years.

LadyofWinterfell Fri 19-Oct-12 10:45:37

I have a White shield and Blue ship one. I got it because my Dad was on the show while i was in hospital, and they gave him something to cheer me up! I also have a signed photo of Mark Curry, Caron Keating, and Yvette Fielding.

FluffyFish Fri 19-Oct-12 08:56:13

Should say it's White shield with blue ship and I still have it!

FluffyFish Fri 19-Oct-12 08:52:20

I did. We wrote asking the presenters to come on a day trip with us as sometimes they did trips with a family and made a film about it. Can't remember which presenters but Simon Groom was definitely one. They wrote back and said no but have a badge each.

We must have written lots of times as I also have a cloth badge and a few signed pics.

I got my badge (white shield with blue ship) in the early 80's for writing in and suggesting that my dog could marry Goldie the BP dog. I remember the letter from Biddy Baxter, full of places I could get in to for free which we never went to.
I am very ashamed that I have lost my BP badge somewhere in the black hole that is my parents house.

Enigmosaurus Fri 19-Oct-12 07:52:49

I got a white shield with a blue ship on. I think it was for sending in name suggestions for the dog who was eventually named Bonnie but my memory is very hazy. It might have been the cats who became Kari and Oke actually. I also got autographs from Mark Curry and Yvette Fielding, possibly John Leslie as well but that may have been separately.

RubyCreakingGates Fri 19-Oct-12 07:30:12

For all of you (like me) who have mislaid your treasure:
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ripsishere Fri 19-Oct-12 05:32:26

I had one. I didn't earn it, I unpinned it from a school mates jacket blush.
It would have been around 1975. Sorry Riccky.

crumpet Fri 19-Oct-12 00:39:50

OMG and here is the winning episode! www.grangehillfans.co.uk/closeup/christmas.php

crumpet Fri 19-Oct-12 00:25:46

Do BP reissue lost badges? Mine has gone in a house move <not quite forgiven my parents>.

Got mine as a runner up in a competition to write a storyline for an episode of Grange Hill. Not sure I can remember my entry other than that it centred on Cathy and Trish. I do remember that the prize allowed the winner to appear in the episode in question - the winner's involved a school disco (not as good as my idea I recall thinking).

Also remember being slightly disappointed that it was a round badge rather than shield shaped. Ungrateful, moi?

Solo Thu 18-Oct-12 23:51:47

One of my friends was wearing hers on a ferry crossing once and was asked what she'd done to get it by someone onboard. 'I slept with the cameraman' she answered! which was entirely true as her man was a cameraman smile

Kethryveris Thu 18-Oct-12 23:06:30

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