This year’s bear is inspired by Bristol, a great favourite in our museum.
This circa 1910 bear was accidentally left behind at Bristol Airport in 2012 by a descendant of his original owner. After 14 months the bear and owner were re-united.
Resembling the (larger) original Bristol, the Witney 2021 Bear is made of considerably aged, old gold mohair with button eyes, a red and black-stitched nose and distinctive, multi-coloured foot pads. He comes with a Lost Property label.