Home-browsers shocked after recognizing golliwog hanging in bed room in property itemizing

HOUSE-BROWSERS have been left shocked after recognizing a golliwog doll hanging within the bed room of an internet property itemizing.

The three bed room residence in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire has been put in the marketplace for gives over £210,000 – however it’s the hanging doll that has folks speaking.

Potential patrons have been surprised to seek out the controversial doll hanging up in one of many pictures on-line.

The golliwog was hanging from the curtain rail. Credit score: Yopa Property Brokers

Within the Nineteenth-century e-book it originates from, a “golliwog” doll was described as “a horrid sight, the blackest gnome”.

Its identify has since been appropriated as a racist time period for black folks throughout the USA, Europe and Australia.

A picture exhibits the easily-recognisable golliwog doll hanging from a curtain rail in one of many bedrooms.

On the wall adjoining to the doll, a wood board reads ‘love, dream, smile’.

On-line browsers have taken to social media after being greatly surprised by the sighting.

One mentioned: “The actual fact it’s hanging makes it additional creepy by some means.”

One other wrote: “Not gonna lie, other than the racist teddy, that’s a pleasant little home.”

The floor plan
The ground plan of the property. Credit score: Yopa Property Brokers

A 3rd added: “That is bizarre, I all the time hold mine chained up within the basement like a standard particular person.”

The golliwog doll was created within the late Nineteenth Century by writer Florence Kate Upton in a kids’s e-book known as ‘The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg’.

It remained in style in the UK till the Seventies.

It’s extensively believed {that a} golliwog is a racist caricature in the direction of black folks of African descent with its darkish pores and skin, eyes rimmed in white and exaggerated lips.

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Property agent Yopa describes the property as: “Are you on the lookout for a fascinating three bed room semi-detached property shut to varsities and in a implausible location with fabulous views, then check out what this property can give you.

“This stunningly offered three bed room semi-detached property is heat, welcoming and able to go.

“Lovingly cared for by its present proprietor for over 30 years and having benefited from modernisation over that point.”