THE GWR WELCOMES A RATHER SPECIAL BEAR
15 April 2008
Paddington Bear visits the GWR this weekend!
Paddington Bear* visits the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
for the first time this weekend. Amazingly, the little bear
has been enchanting youngsters for half a century - and he's coming
to Toddington to celebrate his 50th birthday.
There will be lots going on at the railway over the weekend of
19th and 20th April, with fun and games to enjoy and lots of
chances to meet Paddington himself. An enhanced train service will
be running throughout the weekend and normal fares apply.
Daily Express 'Kids Go Free' vouchers will also be accepted!
Paddington of course originally came from Darkest Peru and how
he found himself at Paddington station in London is the stuff of
the best adventure stories. The station is the former Great
Western Railway's terminus and there he was spotted by Mr & Mrs
Brown. A little bear with a duffle coat and hat, sitting on his
battered suitcase all alone, with a label that simply said 'Please
look after this bear. Thank you'. So that's how he got his
name and went on to become one of the world's most famous
Punch & Judy, magic shows, bouncy castle, the GWR's
narrow-gauge 'North Gloucestershire Railway' and rides on a
historic Routemaster double-decker bus are all on the menu.
As well, of course, as Paddington's favourite marmalade
Visit www.gwsr.com for more information or telephone 01242
Trains run from Toddington from 10.30 and Cheltenham Racecourse
at 11.25. Fares Adult £10, Senior Citizen 8.50 and Children
5-15 £6.00. Family tickets £27 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Media contact: Ian Crowder, 07775 566 555 or email@example.com
*PADDINGTON BEARTM ©Paddington & Company
Ltd 2008. Licensed by Copyrights Group