Bury company Stormseal had to rely on a couple of dummies for a sales conference in 1989.

But rather than being a disaster, it proved a huge success as the ‘dummies’ in question were puppets from the hit TV satire show Spitting Image.

Pictured with the Spitting Image versions of snooker player Steve Davis and presenter David Coleman were managing director David Kent (left) and chairman Mark Sweeney and his wife Karen, (right).

Were you a fan of the original Spitting Image TV series?What was your favourite sketch or character? How about Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet?