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Bampton: Teddy Bear Parachute Jumping

This event, organised by the bell-ringers, has become a regular event on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Don't ask, just enjoy the following pictures.

What are these people queuing for, and why are they looking upwards?

Teddy bears? You've got to be joking!

Watching the jump The queue of brave owners

The teddy bears had been eagerly awaiting the chance to jump for some time - and don't think this is just a children's event. Some of the teddy bears were over 60 years old!

Teddy 1
Teddy 2
Teddy 3
Preparations

The parachutes need to be securely fastened - but there is a first-aid kit on hand.

And afterwards, each bear gets his personal bravery award.

An official bravery award

We are delighted to hear that some visitors come specially to Bampton Open Day (complete with their teddy bears) because they have seen this feature on our web-site!

 

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