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Who is the Pigeon Man from the Happy Land Village?

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Maghag Thu 31-Jan-13 00:32:19

Does anybody know who the man with the pigeon on his head is supposed to be from the ELC Happy Land Village? We thought a postman but then saw there was an actual postman. Is he the Village Idiot, Local Flasher? Anyone....?

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Thu 31-Jan-13 15:17:03

His name is Grandpa Bonnet, DH of Granny Bonnet.
I've no idea why he has a pigeon on his head. grin

CrazyOldCatLady Thu 31-Jan-13 15:43:28

I wondered about that too. DD calls him Bamps, after my dad (who wouldn't be known for having a pigeon about his person).

SquirtedPerfume, how do you know that? I didn't know the characters had names!

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Thu 31-Jan-13 19:38:40

er, from the product description? Dont know really how I remember this DS is 11 now so we've not played with it for a while!
I just immediately recognised him from the OPs description.

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots Thu 31-Jan-13 19:57:17

Here's the description of the village from Mothercare.

The HappyLand Ready to Play Village set is truly amazing value, as bought individually, the buildings would cost over £120. HappyLand is the perfect setting for inspiring early imaginative play in your child. This lovely HappyLand Ready to Play Village Set includes: two-storey cottage, two-storey bakery and tea-room, telephone booth, greengrocer market stall, three trays of fruit and vegetables, a car, two delivery vans, a cat, a dog, Mr and Mrs Barley, Poppy and Charlie Barley, Granny and Grandpa Bonnet, Mr Bun the Baker, Delia and Petula the Grocer. There are also fun sounds to enjoy.

BertieBotts Thu 31-Jan-13 19:58:58

Maybe he's supposed to fill the "Northern" demographic? grin <ducks>

I love Happyland. Bought loads of it and DS barely played with it at all sad

Maghag Wed 06-Feb-13 03:14:37

Hmmm, we didn't get Granny Bonnet in our set. The set description sounds different, maybe we get different ones down here in Aus (I'm an ex-pat Brit)?
THanks for the info though, I think you're right about the 'northern' thing -ties in with a Teletubbies ep called 'Grandad's Pigeons' that DD LOVES watching!

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