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Searching for Information– Teddy Bears Made in Carleton Place?






Last night Rob Probert was mentioning a real curiosity to myself and Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum curator Jennifer Fenwick Irwin. Did you know there used to be a Teddy Bear Company located in Carleton Place? Apparently it was run by a German lady?

Does anyone know anything about it? Please leave a comment or send me an email at: sav_77@yahoo.com


Thank you!

Laurie Graham found this..

The Collie family owned and operated the Woollen Mills for fifty years from 1937 until 1987. In 1947 the Collie family created Collie Woollen Mills Limited. …. fleece for baby blankets and produced material for house coats, teddy bears, etc.

Santa Tuque and Teddy Bear made using Pile produced at the Collie Woollen Mills in the 80s from the North Lanark regional Museum



Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News



Teddy Bear Lost — Teddy Bear Found



Here is a sweet Teddy Bear Story that I wrote in 2013 called

Roar — Teddy Bear Lost — Teddy Bear–Found

Remember that stuffed animal you once had and how it followed you everywhere–and if it wasn’t by your side it was a pretty sad time indeed. In December Lauren Bishop Vranch found this wee bear on an UK East Coast train at Kings Cross without its owner. Of course Lauren had no idea at the time that the “teddy bear” she found was actually a little lion.

Looking back at a time when she herself had a special stuffed friend she decided to find the owner of this lost lion. Vranch was told after speaking with a conductor that if she handed it over to the train’s lost and found it would be dropped off at a random place and left to gather dust. There was no way in her heart she could allow that to happen.

Instead Vranch took the little lion everywhere including a night out at a pub, a theatre show and a weekend hotel visit. After the “wild” weekend she got down to business and decided to take her quest to Twitter. Of course her plea went viral quicker than you can say Paddington Bear. Eventually the father of the child was alerted to a post on the Facebook page “Spotted on the Train” and contacted Lauren.

Soon the little lion whose name was “Roar” was reunited with its owner Phoebe Simpson who had been tearful since its loss. Once together young Miss Simpson said she ‘was over the moon’ and we all know what it means to be reunited with your special friend, no matter how old you are.

There is a wonderful page on Facebook called Teddy Bear Lost and Found which is a British forum for a Pinterest database that list all those small creatures that are lost. Please take a look and see if you have seen these loved ones. Remember–Teddy Bears don’t need hearts as they are already stuffed with love.