REVEALED! – 20 hidden teddies

Helping Jez the Ted select winners at the Prize Draw

Helping Jez the Ted select winners at the Prize Draw

More than 400 teddy-hunters took part in the Teddy Bear Trail 2016 – searching out 20 hidden teds.

Now that Jesmond Festival 2016 has finished, we can reveal the twenty teds and where they were hiding around Jesmond.
Nearly 30 entry forms found all of them – and the draw for the Top Prize of Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House was won by Adriana Rivas.

Many thanks to traders for donations for prizes, including vouchers from Sainbury's

Many thanks to traders for donations for prizes, including vouchers from Sainbury’s

Every form returned was entered for a Prize Draw held at Jesmond Library, and six local families were the lucky winners of prizes kindly donated by local organisations: vouchers to spend at Sale Pepe restaurant and Sainsbury’s, two delicious cupcakes-in-a-jar from Cake Stories, a month’s free use of facilities at Northumberland Tennis Club. a free membership to Newcastle Cricket Club and two lovely Library teds!
Many thanks to 20 teddy hosts - Panelle's Lily-Rose was a close second in the vote for Best Teddy!

Many thanks to 20 teddy hosts – Panelle’s Lily-Rose was a close second in the vote for Best Teddy!

These prizes – plus goodie bags for everyone who entered – were to congratulate everyone for their enthusiasm for exercize, as the Trail is part of the JESMOND WALKS initiative. Trailwalkers were also treated this year to discounts on refreshments along the route – many thanks to Harvest cafe, Dene’s Deli and Newcastle Cricket Club.

Displays with maps showing locations for the teddies are on show at Jesmond Library and Newcastle Cricket Club.
Here are all twenty of the teddies – the winner of Trailwalker votes for the best teddy was Clarke! Thanks are due to Jesmond Nursery for the brilliant wardrobes selected by their staff and toddlers!

 

LIBRARY LIZ:watching visitors come and go by the entrance to Jesmond Library

LIBRARY LIZ:watching visitors come and go by the entrance to Jesmond Library

TALLULAH: This sporty teddy enjoys Jesmond Pool – plus the gym and classes!

TALLULAH: This sporty teddy enjoys Jesmond Pool – plus the gym and classes!


GINO: for teddies who enjoy Italian food, where better to be hidden during the 2016 Trail than Sale Pepe!

GINO: for teddies who enjoy Italian food, where better to be hidden during the 2016 Trail than Sale Pepe!


ANDY: Northern Tennis Club offered Andy the chance to practice his badminton as well as tennis and other sports. He likes the cafe as well!

ANDY: Northern Tennis Club offered Andy the chance to practice his badminton as well as tennis and other sports. He likes the cafe as well!


STELLA: plenty of fresh air for Stella, at the corner of Newbrough Crescent and Osborne Road. Good job she’s a head for heights!

STELLA: plenty of fresh air for Stella, at the corner of Newbrough Crescent and Osborne Road. Good job she’s a head for heights!

HENRY: neighbour of Stella, further round Newbrough – they enjoy playing out when not taking part in the Trail.

HENRY: neighbour of Stella, further round Newbrough – they enjoy playing out when not taking part in the Trail.

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH AND GREEN: one of several heritage sites which were included in this year’s Trail, with info on opening hours to see the restored interior.

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH AND GREEN: one of several heritage sites which were included in this year’s Trail, with info on opening hours to see the restored interior.

GEORGE: A very busy teddy! – George was battling the Dragon throughout the Festival fortnight, in the window of the Church Office.

GEORGE: A very busy teddy! – George was battling the Dragon throughout the Festival fortnight, in the window of the Church Office.

ROMEO: wherefore art thou a teddy on a balcony? Romeo overlooked Osborne Road – perched on his Juliet balcony!

ROMEO: wherefore art thou a teddy on a balcony? Romeo overlooked Osborne Road – perched on his Juliet balcony!


TALLULAH: popular name for teddies in 2016! She spent the Trail in this lovely spot overlooking walkers going though the ginnel – called The Grove – which connects Osborne Rd with Jesmond Dene Rd.

TALLULAH: popular name for teddies in 2016! She spent the Trail in this lovely spot overlooking walkers going though the ginnel – called The Grove – which connects Osborne Rd with Jesmond Dene Rd.


TINKERBELL: using her fairy wings – kindly provided by Jesmond Nursery! – Tinkerbell flew up to this window opposite the former Akhurst school, overlooking The Grove.

TINKERBELL: using her fairy wings – kindly provided by Jesmond Nursery! – Tinkerbell flew up to this window opposite the former Akhurst school, overlooking The Grove.

ZORRO: a popular spot on The Grove, Zorro had a great fortnight with a collection of gnomes and garden ornamental pets! The collection is kindly looked after by Eric the gardener.

ZORRO: a popular spot on The Grove, Zorro had a great fortnight with a collection of gnomes and garden ornamental pets! The collection is kindly looked after by Eric the gardener.


CLARKE: a historic arched doorway was home to this superted – the Banqueting Hall was designed by John Dobson and is one of many special features of Jesmond Dene. There are currently discussions about how best to restore and develop this local gem.

CLARKE: a historic arched doorway was home to this superted – the Banqueting Hall was designed by John Dobson and is one of many special features of Jesmond Dene. There are currently discussions about how best to restore and develop this local gem.


ROSIE: this teddy looks out on Jesmond Dene Rd, opposite the Stotes Hall allotments.

ROSIE: this teddy looks out on Jesmond Dene Rd, opposite the Stotes Hall allotments.


POPPY: sitting next to her WWI commemorative ceramic poppy (from the Tower of London display), Poppy overlooked the green in a big bend of Jesmond Dene Rd.

POPPY: sitting next to her WWI commemorative ceramic poppy (from the Tower of London display), Poppy overlooked the green in a big bend of Jesmond Dene Rd.

FREDDIE: this friendly little ted popped up from the Visitor Centre next to Pet’s Corner, where he usually lives with lots of other friendly teds.

FREDDIE: this friendly little ted popped up from the Visitor Centre next to Pet’s Corner, where he usually lives with lots of other friendly teds.


DEAN: like many local residents, Dean likes to take his cuddly dog for a walk – when he’s not taking part in the Trail!

DEAN: like many local residents, Dean likes to take his cuddly dog for a walk – when he’s not taking part in the Trail!

MARK: the impressive Holy Trinity tower was home to Mark for the fortnight of the Trail.

MARK: the impressive Holy Trinity tower was home to Mark for the fortnight of the Trail.

LILY-ROSE: batting her eyelashes and flourishing her extensions, Lily-Rose captured attention from the window of Panelle’s hairdressers.

LILY-ROSE: batting her eyelashes and flourishing her extensions, Lily-Rose captured attention from the window of Panelle’s hairdressers.

DUMBLEDORE: peeping over his spectacles from the window of a house opposite the cemetery, on Osborne Avenue.

DUMBLEDORE: peeping over his spectacles from the window of a house opposite the cemetery, on Osborne Avenue.

TEDDY McTED: on his holidays from Holyrood, the teddy with the hoodie spent his fortnight in the community noticeboard outside Newcastle Cricket Club.

TEDDY McTED: on his holidays from Holyrood, the teddy with the hoodie spent his fortnight in the community noticeboard outside Newcastle Cricket Club.

Finally - Trail organiser Jez the Ted had the fun of choosing which teddy-delicious cakes to include in the Prize Draw - after lots of drooling, the decision was the Cake Stories cupcake-in-a-jar! Yummy!

Finally – Trail organiser Jez the Ted had the fun of choosing which teddy-delicious cakes to include in the Prize Draw – after lots of drooling, the decision was the Cake Stories cupcake-in-a-jar! Yummy!