Elaine has kindly shared these pictures of her doll with me and said they can be put onto the Memory Box project website. The doll came from Kristin Baybars Toy shop in London as had been stored for over 40 years. She’s in pristine condition. Jemima was created by Annette Shelley and starred in the BBC Playschool programme for decades. Annette Shelley went on to design the Strawberry Shortcake range of dolls.
Elaine says ‘Jemima made her appearance on BBCs Play School around 1977 and 5 year old me loved that show and how it engaged the imagination of children through the toys Humpty, Big Ted, Little Ted, Hamble & Jemima.’
Elaine also has an original Humpty doll and he can be seen sitting having tea with Jemima in one of the pictures.