by Angela James
(Weston super Mare )
This is Ted, he's my very first teddy given to me by my uncle mike who was only four years older than me; quite a sacrifice for him. I have loved Ted to bits as both child and adult, as a child I used to like dressing him in different outfits, he was my very special friend. As you can see from the photos he's very well worn and I have had to mend him on a number of occasions and at one time he was covered in fur; unfortunately most of it has now worn off. To me Ted represents my childhood, love, life, hard knocks and sacrifice.
I have recently found out that there is someone not too far from where I live who repairs bears and restores them to their former glory, so in the New Year Ted is going to hospital for a short stay..... Feeling quite anxious for him, in the mean time does any one have any idea what make he is, he is similar to number 34 Daddy Teddy I think?