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Winnie-the-Pooh Day and confirmed 2016 Championships date

January 18, 2016

pooh-logo-minus-year-960x940Today 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!

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On 18th January 1882, the creator of Winnie the Pooh was born.  AA Milne has created many children’s characters and is the author of many books.  Now, every year we celebrate Pooh Bear on the day of the author’s birth.

It also brings us great pleasure to announce that the 2016 World Poohsticks Championships will be held at Langel Common, Witney on Sunday 5th June 2016! Organised by the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires with support from local Rotary clubs and other local groups, we are returning to Witney for our second year. We look forward to seeing Poohsticks fans, young and old, local and from far away, experts and beginners, joining in with the fun on the day.

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More details, including how to register for the big day, will be revealed in the near future. To make sure that you don’t miss out, follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook.

Thank you to the New York Public Library for sending these great selfies of Christopher Robin’s real toy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, who was purchased for his first birthday in 1921 from Harrods.  We particularly like the one with Piglet photobombing Pooh!

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