August 2015 during our tour around Cornwall with our touring collectors group.
We stopped at Launceston where we had booked a surprise meeting with Charlotte (Charlie) and William of Charlie Bears’ fame for the group. Charlie rocked up to the great delight of all involved, as we had been a bit downhearted because the Charlie Bear Museum was not yet finished in time for our visit.
Charlie had just recently been treated for cancer, so we presented her with a big bouquet of flowers for her effort to come and see us in person and she was very grateful and we got William a Koala tin of chocolates from Australia.
The shop keeper gave us all good discounts as a group deal on our purchases and we finished the morning with a great coffee in a cute cafe in the main town square with their marketing manager.
Launceston in Tasmania was named in honor of the Governor of NSW who ruled between 1800 to 1806 Captain Philip Gidney King R. N. and was born in Launceston (or pronounced “Launston”) over there
In September 2016 we finally got to see the Charlie Bears Museum just out of Launceston in Cornwall. Charlie and Wiliam just happened to be there so spent a bit of time with us chatting about the product. The Museum is awesome and set out upstairs like a bear run shopping arcade which is very interesting.