Northampton’s Charlie the Chimp has retired and is to be placed in Watford Museum

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One of Northampton’s most famous mascots has retired and is to be put in a museum in Watford.

Charlie the Chimp, who brought joy and happiness to many a youthful shoe shopper in the Gordon Scott store in Abington Street during the 80s and 90s, has resided in the Harlequin shopping centre in Watford for the past seven years.

But a spokesman for Gordon Scott said Charlie the Chimp had now become “very dizzy” from swinging round and round and “needed a rest.”

 

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