The Followers of Rupert - Collectables

Welcome to the Followers of Rupert Website. The Followers aim to increase awareness, enjoyment and appreciation of the quality of storytelling and illustration in Rupert. We believe that Rupert sits alongside Mole and Ratty (from Wind in the Willows) and Bilbo Baggins (who?!), rather than Biffo the Bear and Mickey Mouse. No disrespect to Biffo and Mickey, but Rupert is illustrated children's literature, not cartoon.

However, The Followers is not a po-faced, over-serious organisation. We are largely adults who enjoy the "fun side" of Rupert as well as a more thoughtful appreciation of his world. We are largely a paper-based society, and our simple Website aims to allow potential Followers to find out what we are about.

The Followers of Rupert is an organisation (now having around 1300 members) set up in 1983 to bring together Rupert enthusiasts and to promote the appreciation of Rupert's past, present and future - here are our Constitution and rules. The organisation is intended primarily for adults but young people are welcome (and see below!). We enjoy the support of Rupert's publishers and see our mission in part at least to monitor and comment upon Rupert's development. Our quarterly journal is called The Nutwood Newsletter after Rupert's home village. It's full of serious through to semi-frivolous information, thoughts and research as well as news of new products related to our ursine chum.

Address :
31 Whiteley
SL4 5PJ  View Map
United Kingdom
Contact Name
Shirley Reeves

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