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Canterbury Bears

When Artist John Blackburn was asked if he could make a traditional teddy bear for a friends grandmother, he didn’t disappoint and, as they say,  the rest is history, with John and his Mum working from home until they became established.

In 2016 John was deservedly awarded an MBE for services to manufacturing and export Although no longer involved in the day to day running of Canterbury Bears, John’s daughter Kerstin and wife Maude are still bringing the magic into our hearts and our homes.

Crafted and designed in their workshops in a small village close to the Cathedral City of Canterbury they continue to pride themselves on still creating their hand crafted and designed teddy bears in England.

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Platinum Trusted Service Award 2023

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Being established since 1999 in Somersets Cheddar Gorge and County Town of Taunton. The Gorge Bear Co and World of Bears are renowned for being the worlds best and biggest teddy bear shop most people will have ever visited.

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