A jumbo collection: Kathy's 1,600 elephants

Enough to fill a trunk: Kathy and some of her collection.
Enough to fill a trunk: Kathy and some of her collection.

2008-09-26 - Calderdale, United Kingdom , Joe Shute

HOW many elephants can you get in a Calderdale flat? Mum-of-three Kathy Dawson has managed to squeeze more than 1,600 into her home. The 61-year-old of Oldham Road, Ripponden, has been collecting "all things elephant" for 21 years after first buying a wooden model from a Gambian market stall. Now with every corner of her home occupied by elephant models, vases, clocks, soft toys, candlestick holders and even a watering can, she certainly got more than she bargained for.

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