We have spent much of the last weekend building Lego with Second Biggest Live-Wire and this magnificent Police Station is the result.
We leave for Cornwall via Paddington Station and just love this bronze of the lovely Paddington Bear made famous in the book — and later, the 1970s TV animation –which introduced Paddington like this: On one fated day, the Brown family happened upon a lonely bear at Paddington Railway Station in London. This bear was a stowaway, traveling from “Darkest Peru” to the United Kingdom after his former guardian, Aunt Lucy, moved into a Home for Retired Bears. Inspired by the child evacuees in London fleeing the war, he had only a suitcase and a note that read: “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”
The book by Michael Bond was a great favourite of our children. I like the pun too as the station is re-furbished.
The waiting room was apparently once gloriously painted in gilt and bright colours. There is just a small preserved section now.