A SET of dressed teddy bears have been rehomed after the closure of the Blue Pool last summer.

The Wareham Bears, which have been given pleasure to generations of visitors to Dorset, have been welcomed to their new home at the Wimborne Model Town.

The collection of dressed teddies, set in dioramas, had faced an uncertain future following the closure of The Blue Pool last summer.

However, model town trustees have offered them a permanent home at the charity attraction, with preparations well advanced for the new residents.

A spokesperson for the model village said: “We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new furry friends and are busy providing them with the bare necessities to make them feel at home. They are going to make a wonderful addition to our offering this year.”

The volunteer run visitor attraction re-opens to the public on March 27.