Sunday, 16 August 2009

Paddington Bear at Paddington Station

Paddington is a bear who usually wears a duffle coat, a rather shapeless hat and, on occasions, Wellington boots. Many people also know that his favourite food is marmalade and that he originally comes from Darkest Peru.

Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London which is where the very first story begins with the words:Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear for Paddington was the name of the station.

The writer Michael Bond was born in Newbury, Berkshire, England on 13th January 1926. His first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958. In 1997 Michael Bond was awarded to OBE for services to children’s literature.


  1. I've discovered this lovely bear and its story only this year.

    What a cute little statue!

  2. Hello Belle!I've seen the trailer you suggested. I've already noticed some freedom in the adaptation of Wilde's novel - professional tendency - but I won't miss it. There is no good adaptation of DORIAN GRAY and this seems great. THANK YOU!

  3. I adore Paddington. One of my favourite bears ever. Nice post!

  4. I love Paddington!! Who couldn't love a bear that in one story packs bacon away in his suitcase for later. :) I like your blog lots of interesting things to see, I think I might have to take a wander round to find those other sculptures.