Britain’s last teddy bear factory

Britain’s last teddy bear factory

Nice feature in Shropshire Biz magazine of Merrythought.

I had dinner with Oliver Holmes shortly before he died. He had some amazing stories to tell, and a real character. The business is now run by his daughters.

“Sarah and her sisters hadn’t necessarily expected to take on the responsibility of this unique, fourth-generation family business, but when their father Oliver passed away from cancer in 2011, everything changed. All three siblings are now involved at some level, with Sarah at the helm overseeing the day to day operations.”

Read the full story & pics here: http://www.shropshirebiz.com/features-and-analysis/merrythought-feature

8 thoughts on “Britain’s last teddy bear factory

  • September 28, 2017 at 7:24 am
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    Merrythought, Penny Reeves.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    What a lovely photo Penny xx

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  • September 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    Such a lovely lady she’s a regular customer in Tesco x

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  • September 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Shaz Thomas

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  • September 29, 2017 at 10:25 am
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    Teddy bears 🙂

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  • September 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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    They were only little girls when I worked there

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  • September 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm
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    My Merrythought bear is now 68 years old….and I love her xxxx

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