All posts tagged: Shirley Clarkson

Toy Stories – Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear emigrated from darkest Peru to London. He was found at Paddington Train Station by the Brown family and had numerous adventures. The Paddington Bear stuffed toy was first created by Gabrielle Designs in 1972. Shirley Clarkson made the toy for her children Joanna and Jeremy. Jeremy grew up to be a car obsessed journalist, and remarkably a British icon almost as famous as Paddington.