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Love Winnie-the-Pooh and have a bar to spare? You could own his bridge

The bridge in AA Milne’s books, on which his son played, is expected to fetch up to R1,2m at auction

Marie-Louise Gumuchian

An old bridge that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh author AA Milne and was depicted in his much-loved children’s stories about the honey-loving bear is being auctioned on Wednesday, with a price estimate of up to around $81,000 (about R1,2m).

Originally known as Posingford Bridge, it was built in 1907 in Ashdown Forest, in southern England, as a river crossing.

“Christopher Robin played on it as a child in the 1920s with his father, the author AA Milne, inventing the game of Pooh Sticks which provided the inspiration for the subsequent books,” auctioneer Summers Place Auctions said...

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