Author Topic: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner  (Read 6043 times)

Offline Marmalady

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,409
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:28 GMT (UK) »
Update on the Rootschat Bear ( Topic Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner )

There is a short article in yesterday's Times to say the Bear is going to be auctioned as the elderly owner is unable to make the journey from Cyprus to collect him

To be sold by Special Auction Services in Newbury with an estimate of 1,200.

Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline LizzieW

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,135
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:32 GMT (UK) »
I read that.  I like the bit that states " They finally tracked the owner ....."  No mention of Rootschatters doing all the work

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Marmalady

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,409
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:39 GMT (UK) »
I read that.  I like the bit that states " They finally tracked the owner ....."  No mention of Rootschatters doing all the work

Probably the fault of the journalist / editor rather than info from Bristol Airport
Wainwright - Yorkshire
Whitney - Herefordshire
Watson -  Northamptonshire
Trant - Yorkshire
Helps - all
Needham - Derbyshire
Waterhouse - Derbyshire
Northing - all

Offline Rosinish

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 9,655
  • PASSED & PAST (Speciality - South Uist, Inverness)
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Mmm, re no mention of RC.

I know the owner is old but could have been posted back to him.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

Online xinia

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,648
  • STATIC AVATAR
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:50 GMT (UK) »
Maybe he has memory problems and cannot feel the 'love' that the Poor old bear previously meant to him.

Hopefully he will gain something from the Money and the Bear will gain a loving new home somewhere for his next journey.

 :D ;D 
be nice to see what that may be... !!!!

xin

Offline davidft

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,460
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 November 15 14:51 GMT (UK) »
Mmm, re no mention of RC.

I know the owner is old but could have been posted back to him.

Annie

Quite. It has all the hallmarks of a scam (not the original loss but this latest development), how long before we can buy the book or see the film of the bear's adventures ...............  ::)

Offline aghadowey

  • RootsChat Honorary
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 45,673
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 November 15 15:01 GMT (UK) »
It may not be fair to blame the journalist for not mentioning RC or the whole search for the bear's owner. Often parts of a story are edited out after the writer has submitted the copy.
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

Online Treetotal

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 21,759
  • Great Grandma Capes
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 November 15 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I feel I have a connection to this bear after all the searching....maybe Rootschatters should club together to by it and made the Rootschat Mascot  ;D ;D ;D
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
RESTORERS:PLEASE DO NOT USE MY RESTORES WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION - THANK YOU

Offline ThrelfallYorky

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,155
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Update: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 12 November 15 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Quick! Before it sells and someone bags the copyright, get a good image of it, and embellish it with a roots T-shirt or something! And research its family tree(on a new thread, of course)
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)