THIS WEEK IN 1999: TheÂ favourite toy that brought joy
This teddy hadÂ been Katy Ball's loyal companion for as long as she couldÂ remember.Â
But two-foot tall Jeremy the bear was poised to receive some public recognition for his faithfulness.
Portsmouth museum chiefs were preparing an exhibition of the city's favourite toy soldiers, fluffy animals and dolls in recognition of that one toy from which we could never bear to be partedÂ when we were little. They wanted residents to lend theÂ playthings they hadÂ kept for the exhibition.Â
Jeremy, Katy's companion for the previousÂ three decades, wouldÂ be joining a varietyÂ of toys wouldÂ be displayed.Â
Katy, a local history officer, said: '˜I have had him since before I can remember so he has gotÂ to go in the exhibition.'Â