Mysterious antique teddy left at airport

2013-06-07 12:20
The image found at Bristol Airport.

The image found at Bristol Airport. (Jacqui Mills/ Bristol Airport/ AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

London - Staff at Bristol Airport in southwest England have appealed for help to find the owners of an antique teddy bear left in the departure lounge last year with a photograph dated 1918.

The black-and-white picture shows two young girls and what appears to be the bear. On the back is a handwritten note to "our darling Daddie" from "your loving little daughter and Sonia".

The note is signed Dora, possibly one of the girls and Glyn, who staff believe is the name of the bear.

The teddy, which has lost one eye, is currently being kept on the desk of the airport's spokeswoman, Jacqui Mills.

After 14 months of inquiries yielded no clues as to the bear's owner, the airport is now appealing for help from the public.

"We have tried unsuccessfully to locate his family, but drawn a blank. We would love to reunite him with his family, can you help?" the airport said in a statement.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SHARE: publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel


#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.