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Winnie-the-Pooh

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Join us in giving three cheers for Pooh as we talk to life-long fan and author Brian Sibley, tour Ashdown Forest and make time for the man who brought Winnie-the-Pooh and friends to life so vividly – EH Shepard.

EH Shepard: The Man Who Drew Pooh

Despite being a political cartoonist for "Punch" magazine for five decades, EH Shepard is best known for his delicately innocent drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh.

EH Shepard: The Man Who Drew Pooh
Interview: Winnie-the-Pooh expert Brian Sibley

Interview: Winnie-the-Pooh expert Brian Sibley

Author and broadcaster Brian Sibley has had a life-long love of Winnie-the-Pooh. The 2006 edition of his book "Three Cheers For Pooh" celebrates 80 years of the teddy and his friends from 100 Aker Wood. ICONS spoke to him about the best bear in all the world.

Ashdown Forest

Many cartoon characters are linked to a place – Paddington Bear with Paddington Station, Rupert the Bear to Nutwood, and Winnie-the-Pooh with Hundred Acre Wood. Many of the spots where he and Christopher Robin had their adventures are tucked away in the real-life Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.

Ashdown Forest
Ten things…

Ten things…

Whether you grew up with EH Shepard's drawings or the Disney version, have fun reading these ten fascinating facts!