Vintage Forest Toys of Brockenhurst - Frank Whittington

The following images are for your interest & show some delightful carvings all in wood by Frank Whittington who lived in the New Forest & set up his business there making a range of toys inspired by his surroundings and also further afield.

His toys were carved in a simple manner but full of movement - giving a sense of realism. 

Having acquired some of these little wooden treasures I knew little of their history or maker - until happening upon some photos of similar online which led to a fabulous book 'The Forest Toys of Brockenhurst'.  It is a delight to read and full of informative illustrations of the many & varied toys that Frank Whittington crafted. I fully recommend it for anyone who shares an enthusiasm for these little vintage delights.

 

Forest Toys of Brockenhurst - Frank Whittington
Forest Toys - Frank Whittington
Forest Toys of Brockenhurst - Frank Whittington