Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #28

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Robbs Department Store situated on the left opposite Pykes and the Army & Navy Stores.

The very first thing I can remember as a young bear was sitting in Robbs Department Store in Birkenhead. Robbs – or Robb Brothers Limited, to give it the correct title – was a large department store established in Charing Cross, Birkenhead in 1872. There were lots of shops in Grange Road. At the Grange Road West end is where “Robbs” stood, a large store which was rather up market compared to Allinson’s at the other end of Grange Road. In between – from what I can remember – there was Woodson’s (a grocery shop), Waterworth’s (a green grocers), Timpson’s (the shoe shop), Pyke’s (the jewellers), The Co-op and Woolworths plus many more.

Great Uncle Bimbo Receives MBE

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Great Uncle Bimbo has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and becomes a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). He has been rewarded for his services to a Charitable and Welfare Organisation – in other words his work helping care for Renault Bears here at Jammy Toast. Many humans have been rewarded with similar awards over the years but Bimbo is the first teddy bear to ever be rewarded in this manner. When told of his award, Bimbo said; “I am very proud and humbled by this award and I shall accept it on behalf of everyone who dedicates their time and efforts here at Jammy Toast.”

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Ghost Stories #4

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As we already know from his Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers column our Uncle Bimbo has a great memory of past events. However, what you may not know is he also has other gifts. One of those gifts is making up stories to help young bears get to sleep at night. Bimbo likes to make up ghost stories to frighten everyone into sleep. After one of Bimbo’s stories there is not a bear at Jammy Toast who dares to get out of bed to ask for a drink of water. However, because Bimbo is getting on a little he does sometimes get confused and mixes up true stories he has heard over the years with the stories he has made up. So there is always a little bit of confusion as to if Bimbo’s stories are true… or maybe, just maybe there is some truth in the story he is telling!

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #27

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #5

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Davidd and I are 57 years and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #26

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As Christmas comes to an end for another year, it always reminds me of an event Davidd told me about as a child many years ago. He says it is the very first event that he can remember from his childhood and he swore when he told me years ago – and still does to this day – that the event actually happened. The event in question happened on Christmas morning when Davidd was around five years old. It was a normal Christmas morning and he had just opened his presents and was particularly excited to receive a pedal car that he could sit in and propel himself around the garden with. Davidd set off outside into the garden to try it out.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #4

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Andrew Flintoff turned around the Second Ashes Test of the 2005 series with two wickets in one over.

Davidd and I are 57 years old this month and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #25

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #24

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many years ago. I can remember many things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head.

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #3

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Red Rum and Donald ‘Ginger’ McCain training on the beach at Southport.

Davidd and I are 57 years old this month and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off