UK’s first PEZ convention takes place in Norwich today

Kelle Blythe, from Norfolk, stands amongst her three thousand strong collection of Pez candy dispens

Kelle Blythe, from Norfolk, stands amongst her three thousand strong collection of Pez candy dispensers at a pop up exhibition of Britain's eleven 'most obsessive' collectors at the Proud Archivist, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 20, 2016. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire - Credit: PA

It is a collection that most children growing up in the 80s and 90s could only dream of.

Kelle Blythe, from Norfolk, stands amongst her three thousand strong collection of Pez candy dispens

Kelle Blythe, from Norfolk, stands amongst her three thousand strong collection of Pez candy dispensers at a pop up exhibition of Britain's eleven 'most obsessive' collectors at the Proud Archivist, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 20, 2016. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Kelle Blyth has spent more than two decades searching for some of the most unique PEZ sweet dispensers.

And today people from the across the world are expected to visit Norwich to view part of her collection.

It will form part of the UK's first-ever PEZ convention, which has been organised by the 29-year-old from North Walsham.

She said: 'I have wanted to do this for a while now because I have never met a collector from the UK in person.


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'Most people will have either owned a PEZ or seen one at some point in their life as a child and they do evoke a lot of memories.'

Mrs Blyth has spent around £15,000 on the Austrian-made mechanical sweet dispensers since the age of 13.

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She believes she has around 4,000 PEZ-branded products, including reading glasses, flannels and MP3 players.

The mother-of-two is currently converting her garage to enable the collection to be permanently displayed.

One of her rarest items is from the PEZ Portugal gathering and is now worth around £500 due to only 100 being made.

And she has now commissioned 100 of her own dispensers ready for the UK convention, which are said to be punk themed.

Enthusiasts from the USA, Finland, Sweden and Germany are expected to attend the event at The Garage, near Chapelfield Gardens.

There will be a variety of PEZ-themed events taking place throughout the day from 11am to 4pm.

Do you have an unusual collection? Call Luke Powell on 01603 772684.

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