Nostalgia: Elephant tale

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Hull. May 10, 1977: Richad Hoffman, four, brought cool comfort to Nellie, a seven-year-old Indian elephant, on one of the warmer days so far that year.

Richard, son of a circus director, Peter Hoffman, hoped to be an elephant trainer. The Circus Hoffman was in Hull before going to Sheffield.

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Margaret Thatcher with the man who did her voice, Steve Nallon, as Spitting Image puppets are displayed for auction at Sotheby's in London Friday 7 July 2000.  More than 200 puppets and 100 sketches from the Spitting Image show are 
being sold by Sotheby's on behalf of one of its creators Roger Law at www.sothebys.amazon.com over a fortnight. See PA story SALE Spitting. PA photo: Toby Melville.

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