Bear Heroes #15

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We recently started a feature on Jammy Toast where we list our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. Following his death yesterday we feel we need to add Muhammad Ali to our list because he had such an incredible impact, not just on everyone here at Jammy Toast, but many millions of people around the world. He was a hero not just to boxing fans but to human beings who were moved by his personality and his fight for civil rights for blacks in America and his fight against the Vietnam war.

Bear Heroes #14

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We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature our heroes and give them the praise we feel they deserve. The other day we reported that California was not going to honour the actor John Wayne because of an interview he gave over thirty-five years ago to Playboy magazine which by today’s standards would be considered racist. However, taking into account how long ago the interview took place and the fact views were very different back then we feel this is a great same. We feel that an honour to the actor is long overdue so today we would like to pay our own tribute to John Wayne and make him a Bear Hero…

Bear Heroes #13

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We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature heroes and give them the praise they deserve. To start the ball rolling we thought we would feature someone who was so loved at Tranmere Rovers that fans and sponsors of the club worked together to raise the money to build a statue in his tribute. Johnny King was Tranmere Rovers’ most successful manager and was always the man to find the right words for any occasion. Our favourite quote of his was; “Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They’re like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine.” Today, we would like to pay our own tribute to Johnny King and make him the inaugural Bear Hero…

Bear Heroes #12

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From time to time the bears bestow an award on somebody who they regard as a hero. This award is not given lightly and there have to date only been twelve recipients. These heroes do not have to be famous or in the limelight, just someone the bears hold in the highest regard as a role model. Today, on the 100th anniversary of his birth, we would like to honour Alan Turing by naming him as an official Hero Of The Bears.

Bear Heroes #11

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If there is one person anyone would want as a big brother then that person would have to be Arthur ‘Fonzie’ Fonzarelli, the character from Happy Days. The Fonz was never supposed to be a major character in the show but due to his popularity he eventually became the lead. By the mid-1970s Fonzie dwarfed the other characters in popularity and had become a global phenomenon. Everyone who was bullied, anyone who needed a friend, they all wanted a big brother just like Fonzie.

Bear Heroes #9

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Following our investigation the other week into who first invented the Teddy Bear, we thought that today we would pay tribute to that person: Richard Steiff. He was a German inventor and entrepreneur who just happened to be the nephew of toymaker Margarete Steiff. He was born in Giegen on the 7th February 1877 but moved to study Arts and Crafts in Stuttgart. During his studies, he would regularly visit the nearby Nill’scher Zoo and spend a great deal of time drawing pictures of the Bears.