Rupert in The Express May 2024

With Rupert at Rocky Bay starting on Saturday 18th May it appears that the Bears are going from one seaside holiday at Rocky Bay to another as Rupert’s seaside adventures in Rupert and the Capricorn concluded in the Express on the Friday. We wonder when Mrs. Bear gets...

Rupert in the Express, March 2024

Rupert and the Capricorn story commenced in the Express on Wednesday 27th March. This was originally an autumn adventure appearing in the newspaper in 1966 and makes an interesting break from the Express’s normal pattern of just reprinting Bestall stories. This one,...

AGM & Fun Day 2024

AGM & Fun Day 2024 Hello Followers, This is the first notice that The Followers’ 2024 AGM will take place on: Saturday 31st August at 12 noon at the Radcliffe Conference Centre at Warwick University. There will be our usual ‘Fun Day’ surrounding the AGM with sales...

Error in the NN118

Dear Followers, please note te following:  In NN118 we have noted in the editorial the death of our fellow follower David Ball. However, this is incorrect! We are very pleased to say he is still alive and well. Our huge, sincere apologies to David for this unfortunate...

How A Cartoon Bear Saved Paul McCartney’s Career

YouTube channel Parlogram (a channel dedicated to The Beatles and his members) has recently uploaded a video essay about Sir Paul McCartney (former Beatle and honorary member of the Followers) and his involvement and connection to Rupert and the creation of 'Rupert...

The Followers in the Collectors Gazette

The February issue of the Collectors Gazette magazine published a 2 page article on The Followers. Reporter Ann Evans spoke to our secretary John Beck and former membership secretary Tony Griffin....

Committee vacancies

After 30 years of voluntary service, Followers Secretary John Beck will be retiring after 30 years in the post with effect from the next AGM. Also Mike Williams our Minutes Secretary will retire after 20 years in the post with effect from the next AGM. So we are...

Wanted: Raffle Gnome(s)

Important, The Followers need YOU We are sorry but we will not be able to hold our super Rupert Raffle at the AGM weekend this year unless we can find a new Raffle Gnome. Will you volunteer? The work involves receiving and processing all postal applications and...

Curious Kent: Rupert Bear’s Canterbury roots

Curious Kent: Rupert Bear's Canterbury roots It's 150 years since the birth of Mary Tourtel, creator of Rupert Bear. Steve Ladner from BBC radio Kent visited the city of her birth and final resting place; Canterbury together with Ian of the Canterbury Historical and...

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