Statue

(lost) Paddington Bear statue - Paddington Station, gone

Erection date: 2000

Inscription

{The statue has two integral texts:
On a label stuck to the suitcase:}
Wanted on voyage. 

{and written on a label attached to Paddington’s neck:}
Please look after this bear.  Thank you 

{Plaque on the top of the plinth:}
Mr and Mrs Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform.  In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear, for Paddington was the name of the station.
From “A Bear Called Paddington” by Michael Bond.
So began Paddington Bear’s long association with this station.

{Plaque on the front of the plinth:}
This statue was designed by Marcus Cornish and is based on the illustrations of Paddington Bear by Peggy Fortnum. It acknowledges the enormous pleasure which Michael Bond’s creation has given to millions of children and adults throughout the world since his first book was published in 1958.

Site: Paddington Bear statue - Paddington Station, gone (1 memorial)

W2, Paddington Station, Paddington Station

Since arriving at Paddington Station from Peru this bear's journeys have not ceased. He's been moved around the station a few times. October 2022: he was returned to platform 1, near the large clock.

Credit for this entry to: Bob Baker

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Paddington Bear statue - Paddington Station, gone

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Paddington Bear

Our picture is one of the illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

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Michael Bond

Writer. Born Newbury. His first book 'A Bear Called Paddington' was published...

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Peggy Fortnum

Illustrator. Born in Harrow, Margaret Fortnum has illustrated about 80 childr...

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Paddington Bear statue - Paddington Station, gone

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Marcus Cornish

Sculptor. Other work in London includes the 2001 'Stag' in St James's Square.

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