Bids for Kettle props reach boiling point

The Singing Kettle in their heyday
The Singing Kettle in their heyday

Fans all over the country have been vying to get hold of a little piece of Singing Kettle history after many of the legendary group’s props were put up for sale on e-Bay.

A pink sheep, a pair of flamenco shoes and even a giant bourbon biscuit are among the items being sold off as the Singing Kettle shop in Kingskettle prepares to close its doors for good this weekend.

But it’s a giant blue kettle used in the shows that have entertained children for more than 30 years that has attracted the highest bids.

With just two days to go, bids stand at £1700 - a figure that founder Artie Tresize told the Fife Herald had left him ‘dumbfounded.’

“I’m amazed and flattered by the interest shown in the props,” he said.

“It’s been something of an emotional roller-coaster but it’s good that the fans are getting something to remember us by and that we’re raising the cash we need to close the business.”

Further sales of Kettle memorabilia are planned for next month as well as a touring exhibition - but in the meantime Artie continues to perform ‘Tartan Tales’, while the Singing Kettle legacy lives on with the new group ‘Funbox’, comprising former cast members Kevin, Gary and Anna.