Playful Leeds misses out on Cygan the robot

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A campaign to buy 1950s robot Cygan for Leeds was unsuccessful last week when the item fetched £17,500 at auction.

The campaign was by the group Playful Leeds who are launching a year-long series of events ‘March of the Robots’. Playful Leeds raised £7,179 from 117 separate pledges to try and buy Cygan, but were outbid on the day by a private collector. Emma Bearman, chief of play at Playful Leeds, said: “It has been such a fantastic story so we’re not too disappointed that we didn’t get him.”

16 March 2018 .......      The Yorkshire Post and Ward Hadaway  Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards 2018 held at Aspire in Leeds presented by John Murray, Keir Starmer, Greg Wright and Philip Jordan of Ward Hadaway. Picture Tony Johnson.

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