EVERY baby whose birth is registered in Stoke-on-Trent during 2010 will receive a special ceramic teddy bear to commemorate the Centenary of the Federation of the Six Towns.
The 9cm bone china teddy bears – some of which are pictured right with Lord Mayor Councillor Jean Bowers – have been commissioned by the city council and produced by The English Ceramic Company of Dresden.
The limited edition bear figures, complete with a presentation box and a certificate, will be given to parents when they register their child’s birth at Hanley Registry Office.
It is expected around 4,000 will be distributed throughout the year. The teddies are just one of a host of ways the council plans to mark 100 years since the historic 1910 act which brought together Stoke-on-Trent and led to it becoming a city 15 years later.