It All Came Tumbling Down

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We love a bit of local history here at Jammy Toast, it is fascinating looking at old photographs of places we still visit today and seeing how the places have changed over the years. The buildings which are no longer there and the history that has been torn down to be replaced by new but not always better buildings. A book we have been looking at recently features a treasure trove of old photographs of Liverpool – it is called “It All Came Tumbling Down”. It features hundreds of old photographs of Liverpool showing the places and the way people used to live collected by the book’s author, Freddy O’Connor. However, despite the title of the book it didn’t all come tumbling down as you will see from the photographs below.

The Bear’s Local History #10

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Many people know of Birkenhead’s history. How it started out with some Monks, grew into a large metropolitan borough and had one of the largest shipbuilders in the world. It is also famous for being the other side of the ferry journey across the Mersey. What many people are not aware of is that it once had a thriving cattle trade. Developing countries like North America had large areas of land ideal for rearing sheep and cattle back in the days of the cowboys. In reality, they had more animals than they could ever use, and so sent huge quantities to the growing industrial towns of Britain on fast steamships and many of these animals came to Birkenhead where they were sold to farmers or sent to the local slaughterhouses.

The Bear’s Local History #9

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

The Bear’s Local History #8

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

The Bear’s Local History #7

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

The Bear’s Local History #6

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

The Bear’s Local History #5

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

In The Beginning…

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The most common question I get asked about our Bears is how did it all start – where did the first Bear come from or why did we start rescuing them? Well it all began back in December of 2006 when we had decided to go on holiday to Egypt. Myself and my Chimpton daughter were all packed and ready to go when a friend of ours, Tony, told us that his Teddy Bear had never been on holiday. In his whole life, his Bear had never ventured very far and he asked if we could take him with us as a special treat for his Teddy Bear.

Renault Bear History

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Ihave been asked again recently about where the Renault Bear comes from – its history, its homeland and its union with humankind. Where did they originally come from and why are they no longer living wild and free in their native lands. What happened to bring the small, lovable Bear so close to people – so much so, that we entrust our children with these once wild animals? With this in mind, I thought now would be a good time to enlighten everyone with what we know. We have published this previously but thought now would be a good time to update everyone with some new facts we have leant since the original story appeared on the Blog three years ago.

The History of Bears #5 – Grizzly Bears

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The Grizzly Bear, or Silvertip Bear as they are sometimes called, is a subspecies of the Brown Bear, which has lived exclusively in North America for the past million years. The Grizzly has managed to out-live the sabre-toothed tiger and the mastodon. They have been a major target for hunters and only a fraction of their numbers exists today. Once there were tens of thousands of Grizzlies inhabiting the Great Plains, The Rockies and Sierras.