Henry is now Sold
During World War One many British Soldiers used to be given a little bear by their sweethearts and loved ones. These bears had eyes that were high up on their heads which peeped out of the soldiers' top pockets.
Henry Barber. Oh Henry I do like you, you are such a forlorn looking little Soldier Bear. Henry's name was found from a list of WW1 Soldiers .
Made from a scruffy mohair which I have plucked, shaded, waxed and added faux stitching to, Henry has one large and one tiny brown glass eyes and a sparsely stitched and waxed nose. He is fully cotter pin jointed and filled with kapok, used in the making of early bears and has added steel shot in his body for a nice weight. he wears a tatty red, white and blue sash tied together with a rusty old pin with a peace charm attached