Even now with holiday parks such as Haven and you think of lovable characters such as Rory The Tiger or Bradley Bear. Ah, how fabulous.
So, what was on offer at our holiday park when my Sister and I were kids?
A big moth-eaten scary old bear that's what!
I'm useless with ages but I'm guessing that I'm about 5 or 6 in this photo (I'm the one on the right) which would put the year at about 1979/1980.
Every time my Sister and I see this photo we end up in hysterics laughing at the state of the bear. This was obviously taken in the days when you could sit on a bears knee to have your photo taken (what a shame!). I do believe there is another take of this photo where my Sister and I are looking totally horrified but I can't find it.
I'm not surprised we were looking horrified, just look at the state of the bear. Look at his shoes sticking out the bottom of the costume. Look at his eyes!
It's a wonder we didn't have nightmares if I'm honest.