The Little Guy above, is none other than His Nibs, The Ballymena Bear.
This little bear became a Viral sensation across the World, at Christmas in 2015, as the face of Ballymena's Christmas Video.
Ballymena is a Country town in the center of the Middle & East Antrim Area, This is where we get our name from, because in days gone past, we were referred to as "Middletown" because we are half between the ports of Belfast & Larne and the North Coast.
We were a farming town, where weekly markets were held, were the local people came to sell their animals, their Fruit & Vegetables and their Crafts.
We sit in the shadow of Slemish, an extinct volcano and also where St. Patrick tended his sheep.
Our Ballymena Bear is made from local cloth and it's name is Slemish also.
So to get back to the story, Gratfers Design Studio, were tasked with making a video, letting people know, the shops & services that are available for Christmas.
Michele from Penny & Rose, who makes Memory Bears, was tasked with making the bears, as Grafters Design loved her Bears, that are selling in our Studio & Shop.
So, the story began, he had to be made in different sections, with different faces and with Flat feet so he was able to walk.
The story of the Ballymena Bear began, One of the First Shots of the Video
And so the story goes, about a small bear getting lost at Christmas
So how, did this little bear make it so big and did it effect Christmas for the Town.
Here are some facts and figures. Be Amazed
The Ballymena Bear Christmas Video 2015
So This is the Story of the Ballymena Bear.
If you like to be part of this Story, Ballymena Bear's Brothers & Sisters are still available from Penny & Rose, either here at Midtown Makers or contact Michelle on her facebook page