Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The story of how Winnie the Pooh was inspired by a real bear – in pictures

In 1914 Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in the first world war, rescued a baby bear and named her Winnie. A remarkable friendship began and a journey from the fields of Canada to an army base in England and finally to London Zoo, where Winnie made another friend - a boy named Christopher Robin… Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter, Lindsay Mattick tells the story

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