British firm Merrythought
made the teddy using mohair from South Africa.
The firm said: "Merrythought
sources mohair sold out AIDE AFTER ALERT ON mohair fleece from a sustainable supply chain with high animal welfare and traceability and where each farm is independently audited."
Created by Royal favourites, Merrythought
of Shropshire, the bear was designed to have the new baby's name on his paw.
But, Manda of The Merrythought
blog had a more substantial project in mind when she created this bed-sized swing (see photo, opposite page) using a pair of pallets.
Frank Hornby's beloved Meccano is also among the designs, along with other classic products including the Merrythought
bear; Spirograph; Stickle Bricks; W Britain toy figures; Space Hopper; Fuzzy-Felt and Hornby Dublo trains.
The Sindy doll and Action Man are also among the designs, along with other classic products including the Merrythought
bear; Spirograph; Stickle Bricks; W Britain toy figures; Space Hopper and fuzzy-felt.
Also featured are the Merrythought
Bears, from the Shropshirebased firm that started production in 1930 and continues making teddies to this day.
With teddies, the names to look for are Steiff, Merrythought
and Chad Valley and with dolls it's Armand Marseilles and Heubach.
is a rare name for which part of a bird?
In the Beaumont and Fletcher play The Knight of the Burning Pestle (c.1607), (1) Old Merrythought
, perhaps best described as a burlesque character whose life is given over to song and mirth, sings the following lines:
In the 1990s, Merrythought
re-issued a limited edition replica of Mr Whoppit, with his original red jacket sporting the Bluebird motif.
Athletes condemned the trade as racist and demanded that the Olympic Games contract with manufacturers Merrythought
should be scrapped.