Who's been sitting in Wordsworth's chair?

The first teddy bear to sit in Wordsworth's chair was Westmorland Bear, an eminent visitor to Rydal Mount, the Lake District home of Wordsworth, his wife Mary and his sister Dorothy. He was brought by his owners many years ago to visit the house from where Wordsworth published the definitive version of Britain's best-loved poem, 'Daffodils', and had his photo taken sitting in the famous chair in the drawing room. Last summer he came back, looking not a day older according to curators Peter and Marian Elkington, and had his photo taken again. Now visitors are invited to bring their teddy bears, and have them photographed in the famous seat.

Tuesday 7th of July 2015

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