Welcome to the Followers of Rupert
Since 1983 there has been a society, called The Followers of Rupert, for those who remember Rupert from their childhood with affection. The society is limited to classic Rupert, not the cartoon character more recently seen.
The Society gets its name from the Rupert annuals. Each year at the end of the stories there is a page advertising Rupert in the Daily Express and on that page is the slogan "Follow Rupert in the (Daily) Express" and so we are The Followers!
We have hundreds of members who enjoy regular newsletters, calendars and other Rupert-related items produced specifically for the society.
We welcome our new members.
Our Annual gathering over August Bank Holiday weekend was an amazing success. The Rupert hot-air balloon (out of commission for quite some time) was inflated - probably for the last time. A wonderful sight.
Join us - and come along to our next Annual!
Rupert first appeared on the 8th November 1920, so he is now over 100 years of age!
This beautiful piece of artwork was created by Stuart Trotter and shows the changes Rupert has undergone in 100 years.
Special Followers' productions:
The Bestall Book
A quality hard-backed book in the format of a Rupert Annual. It contains four stories that had never previously appeared in colour: they have been specially coloured for the Followers. It has a limited print run and is available only for members of the Followers to buy.
A Map of Nutwood
As all Rupert fans know, the little bear lives in Nutwood with his Mummy and Daddy.
There has always been much mystery about Nutwood and its surrounding area:
- Where is the Professor's Tower?
- Where does the Conjuror's pagoda lie?
- Is the School across the Common?
The definitive Nutwood Map has now been created by the Nutwood Ordnance Survey Company - and it is available for members of the Followers to purchase!
Join the Followers and you will be able to buy either or both of these super publications.
The Rupert Index
This amazing Index details all the Rupert stories and where they appeared - in the newspaper and elsewhere -
from his very first appearance in November 1920 up to his Centenary in 2020.
Profusely illustrated in colour, with previously unseen colour artwork and many new interesting facts.
Join the Followers and you will be able to buy all of these super publications.
The Followers of Rupert Bear
The official Rupert Bear Society Website
The Secretary, John Beck
29 Mill Road, Lewes, East Sussex
tel 01273 477555