London – Lambeth – Imperial War Museum (Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image Puppet)

I’m not sure that I expected to see this former Spitting Image puppet of Baroness Thatcher at the Imperial War Museum, although it’s with reference to her image as a strong war leader when the Falklands Islands were attacked by Argentina.

The puppet is made from metal, copper alloy and polyurethane foam, with a latex skin. It’s just over a metre in height and it was shown in the television’s musical sketch, ‘Go Now’. It appears in the Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCO5q1SQJNQ, although it’s shown there backwards in an attempt I assume to avoid copyright issues.