WILLY Wonka superfan Nick Franklin has a scrumdiddlyumptious collection of the movie’s memorabilia — worth over £100,000.
And his prize possession is an original Wonka bar from the 1971 film, sold to him by Veruca Salt actress Julie Dawn Cole, 64.
The 43-year-old started his collection in 2005, after the Johnny Depp remake.
But his obsession started as a child watching the original, starring Gene Wilder.
Now he has more than 850 items, including Depp’s glasses, Wilder’s edible flower teacup, an everlasting gobstopper and a golden ticket.
Nick, operations co-ordinator at Chester Zoo, said: “I keep them in the spare room of the house I share with my husband, Donny.
“He doesn’t mind as long as it’s all contained in one room. It’s known as the Wonka Wing.”
He says he bought the Wonka bar — his prize possession — after meeting Ms Cole at a 2014 convention.
Nick said: “Julie said she trusted it to me as I would treasure it. I don’t think there’s anything quite like Willy Wonka.”
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for The Sun news desk?
Email us at email@example.com or call 0207 782 4104. You can WhatsApp us on 07423 720 250. We pay for videos too.
Click here to upload yours.
Click here to get The Sun newspaper delivered for FREE for the next six weeks.
Source: Read Full Article