Hello, Mrs Hg137 here.
This isn’t strictly a post about geocaching – there are no geocache finds in here – but it’s about something we came across while in London on a geocaching / Paddington Bear statue spotting trip a few days ago.
All the Paddington Bear statues were collected up on 30th December and have now been auctioned to raise money for charity, the NSPCC. One of them has been bought by a local town – Fleet – after money was raised to buy the bear on a crowdfunding platform https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-paddington-bear-for-fleet–2 Our totally anonymous source in Fleet thinks that the bear might go on display in or near Fleet Library, sometime after the end of January.
Here is what they bought – one of the bears that we saw! It’s ‘Bear Humbug’ – a fine black and white striped bear devised by Ant and Dec – which was originally on display in Oxford Street. And, as a geocaching link, this location is very close to the ‘Cachers 5K’ series which we did in early October 2014.