Today in 1956 Sooty visited Rochdale.
He was devised and operated by Harry Corbett who bought Sooty from a stall in Blackpool.
Sooty featured on British T.V. from 1952 and following Harry Corbett's retirement, Matthew, his son operated Sooty and they enjoyed a new wave of popularity.
Sooty fluctuated between kindness, cheekiness and downright naughtiness, with every episode ending with, 'Bye-bye, everybody. Bye-bye '.
Happy Memories !