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Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh is often celebrated as a Canadian icon. Follow this link and you'll see why. http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10193

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2008-05-06 by Alex Rousseau from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

From wikipedia: Christopher Milne had named his teddy after Winnipeg, a bear which he and his father often saw at London Zoo, and "Pooh", a swan they had met while on holiday. Winnipeg the Bear was puchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en-route to England during the First World War. He named the bear "Winnipeg" after his hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Winnie", as she became known, was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as a regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there. Among her many young fans was Christopher Milne, who named his own teddy bear "Winnie".

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2008-01-10 by J Thompson from Winnipeg, Canada

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

The pleasure I experienced when my father read A.A. Milnes stories to me has only been surpassed by my pleasure reading these same stories, firstly to our children. Now to the grandchidren. In all instances there is was/is quiet attention, and a request for more.

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2007-06-25 by Lance Travis from South africa

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

The simpler and gentler side of the Great British character is best exemplified in the childhood idyll of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and these are themselves best represented iconically by the simple illustrations of EH Shepard.

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2007-03-30 by Mark Joseph from Portsmouth

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

Hi, just a note from Pooh Country. I am Mike Ridley and was the Pooh-ologist in the BBC documentary made by Helen Kent in 2001. Brian Sibley kindly gave me a credit in his wonderful book, ' Three Cheers for Pooh!' I am also the owner of the Pooh Corner shop in Hartfield village. Ann Thwaite visited while researching her definitive book, 'The Brilliant Career of Winnie-the-Pooh' and you can see her standing outside the shop window on the book's flyleaf. When Christopher Robin Milne wrote his autobiography 'The Enchanted Places' he mentioned his weekly visits to our shop with his nanny. He came riding a donkey (called Jessica not Eeyore!) and the donkey refused to pass the shop until nanny had bought a pennyworth of bullseyes and given one to Jessica - she would then proceed on their journey! I knew Christopher in the last few years of his life and was invited by him to the unveiling of the bronze plaque mentioned in your Ashdown Forest - famous landmarks (as indeed is our shop Pooh Corner). For anyone interested in discovering the real Pooh Places you must visit the shop for a FREE Map. There are detailed guides as well and of course there is the Pooh Country website - www.pooh-country.co.uk where you can navigate panoramic views (there is also a Pooh Corner PenPal club). One of our most popular Pooh Corner souvenirs is The Official POOH CORNER RULES for playing POOHSTICKS - something every Pooh fan should have. Is it possible to update your Icon information and can you add a hyperlink to the Pooh Country web-site? All the best Mike [email protected]

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2006-12-18 by Mike Ridley from Hartfield

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh is a world-known character. His innocence and lovely character inspires the world. Winnie-the-Pooh represents the symbol of love, warmth, and affection. No wonder he is well-liked by all age groups.

Comment on Winnie-the-Pooh posted 2006-11-13 by pracy from uk