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.
Rupert is now 100 years old
Rupert first appeared on the 8th November 1920, so he is now 100 years of age!
Treats for Members were arranged to celebrate the occasion.
The Centenary Celebrations were, of course, very special. Now, Rupert moves on into his next Century. Join the Followers, and be part of the fun.
The 'Centenary News' link below notes some of the events and merchandise that were created for the Centenary, as we became aware of them.
This beautiful piece of artwork was created by Stuart Trotter and shows the changes Rupert has undergone in 100 year.
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?
Howard Smith, Arts Society Lecturer on Rupert
In addition his wonderful 'Rupert Anthropomorphic Bear' lecture, that Members of the Followers have been privileged to view, Howard thought this link may be interesting:
with an invitation to forward to friend and subscribe to the Society if you wish:
The Followers of Rupert Bear
The official Rupert Bear Society Website
The Secretary, John Beck
29 Mill Road, Lewes, East Sussex
tel 01273 477555