Four concrete teddy bears have been reunited with their fellows in Church Street, Bradford on Avon.

They were among the 300 made by retired British Railways line inspector Charles Palmer as a hobby in the 1950s and 1960s and displayed outside his home. The house was later a laboratory for St Ivel, and when it closed in 1997 employee Sandra Cant came to the rescue.

She said: “I couldn’t bear to see them go in the skip with the rest, so I took four of them home and they have been in my garden ever since.

“Then I saw the piece in the paper and I thought it would be lovely to reunite them all.”

The four join seven bears which were patched up and restored by house owners John and Annette Seekings. Mrs Seekings said: “It is lovely to have these extra bears reunited with the others. We have heard that there may be another two out there.”