Wow, what a busy week it was for Winnie-the-Pooh. Everybody from newspapers to television was talking about this special day, which remembers A.A. Milne’s life and work. In case you missed any of these news releases we have been keeping track of them. Click here to see all the media release of 2016, which we shall be keeping up to date throughout the year.
Don’t forget to pencil in your diaries that the World Poohsticks Championships is happen on Sunday 5th June 2016.
Today we are doubly excited. Today we celebrate the birth of the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh and we can now officially reveal the date of the World Poohsticks Championships 2016!
The Rotary Club of Oxford Spires has awarded the real Winnie-the-Pooh toy bear, which belonged to Christopher Robin, honorary Rotary membership of their Club.
The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time, in a London museum.
Christopher Robin’s teddy bear, which gave the name to AA Milne’s books, was named after Winnie, a black bear he liked to visit in London Zoo.
The world’s only photograph of the toy bear that inspired AA Milne’s creation of Winnie the Pooh has been uncovered in a family archive.
He is referred to as “he” in AA Milne’s books and in the Disney cartoons his voice has always been provided by a man. But, it turns out that the real-life bear he is named after, was actually a female black bear named Winnie.
Christopher Robin, son of AA Milne and star of the books and cartoons, had called his teddy Winnie, having seen the actual bear a number of times in London Zoo.
After Dr Rhys Morgan announced his formula for the Perfect Poohstick, the media all over the nation did their best to cover this ground-breaking revelation to the game.
This included That’s Oxford TV, who interviewed Rotarian Richie Gray and asked the important questions to the Perfect Poohstick formula. What is the formula? What does it mean for the World Pooh Sticks Championships? And ultimately, does it get in the way of a fun game of Poohsticks?
How to win at Pooh Sticks. Isn’t it just a game of luck or is there any skill in playing the game? This age old question may have been answered once and for all.
Dr Rhys Morgan, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, has created a formula that helps to increase your chances of winning the classic game of Pooh Sticks..
Wow! This was a truly memorable experience for the first World Pooh Sticks Championships to be held in Witney, Oxfordshire. There were hundreds of participants and spectators on Langel Common to watch the event unfold and to meet Pooh, Tigger, Owl and Piglet as well as Deb Hoffman from Wisconsin, USA, the Guinness World Record Holder of the largest Pooh & Friends Memorabilia Collection.
We provide “competition regulation” sticks for all competitors. We will have eight different colours of sticks and when you hand in your ticket to the Keeper of the Sticks, you will be given a coloured stick. Each of your competitors for your game will have a different colour and you will then stand on the bridge at the coloured marker that matches your stick.
If you have painted a special personalised competition stick at Cogges Farm earlier in the day then you will still be given a coloured stick so that you know where to stand on the bridge but you will be able to drop your own stick for the game. Don’t forget though, we can’t promise to retrieve it and get it back to you. So if you win then you may have to play with a different stick in the next round.
Pooh and Piglet have been helping us to prepare new sticks for this year. Piglet appears to have been the stronger of the two on the day that the secateurs were in use, but they did have a little help from Munro and his family.