TATTY Teddy’s visit to a garden centre in Pinchbeck attracted worldwide interest.
People from as far away as Czechoslovakia expressed a wish to see the ‘Me To You’ figurine character when he visited Birchgrove Garden Centre over August Bank Holiday.
Simon Slinger, managing director at the centre, said: “We had people from all over the world on our Facebook page saying they wanted to come, but certainly we had a crowd from a 50-mile radius.
“We’ve had Tatty Teddy here for the last three years and the visit goes from strength to strength.”
Visitors were treated to a meet and greet by Tatty Teddy on the Saturday and Sunday, followed by a free teddy bear’s picnic on the Monday, which had to be held inside because of the weather.
Fans were able to buy one of the new ‘Me To You’ figurines as a memento, which had been released early to the centre’s shop for the event.