I guess most of you won’t remember today’s item of nostalgia. I have to admit i cant track down anything on it, so I’ll write what i can remember and rely on any input from you and your memories on these Jimmy Saville Cloth badges or patches.
There were around six colourful cloth badges that could be collected if you sent several empty crisp packets to a provided address. At a guess it must of been around 1975. I think it was a Golden Wonder crisps promotion, but i cant be sure.
These 1970s sew-on patches was a play on words eg ‘Jimkhana’ (Jimmy Saville was a television presenter of a show called Jim’ll fix it).
Jimmy Saville Adverts
Jimmy Saville was also known for is adverts regarding the “Year of the Train” and Clunk Click every Trip for car safety.
Enjoy Jimmy Saville in the Car safety Clunk Click advert
At the time Jimmy Saville was a top celebrity with his popular Jim ‘ll Fix It show. The show was all about kids with dreams and Jim fixing their dream into a reality. Went down a treat in the seventies.
So back to the badges. They were cartoon version of Jim doing various things
The only one i remember is Jim on a horse with the word “JimKhana” above in place of the word “gymkhana”
Also “Jim-Nasium” instead of gymnasium and so on.