Pooh celebrates his 75th birthday

October 14, 2001

The world's most famous teddy bear, AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh, is 75 years old. The honey-loving bear's antics have been translated into more than 40 languages including Thai, Hebrew and Braille. Events were held around the UK to mark the birthday on Sunday and visitors gathered at the famous Pooh Sticks bridge. Fans of the stories, and their subsequent Disney cartoon incarnations, enjoy going to the Pooh Sticks bridge which was renovated and reopened in 1979 by Christopher Robin Milne, the author's son.

As part of the birthday celebrations the actor Nigel Havers read some of his favourite Winnie the Pooh stories at a West London bookstore. Elsewhere, characters from the famous books such as Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore made special appearances.