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October 24, 1998
Dear Mr Jones,
Thank you so much for your letter of the 25th August, regarding my letter to the Times about the sale of Winnie-the-Pooh to the Disney Corporation. I apologise for the delay in replying; this was due to the complete inability of the porters to forward mail, and a busy start of term.
The society and I were very interested to hear about the existence of the, Pembroke Hundred Acre- we are naturally, very proud of our heritage as a society (being in our sixth year of existence), and it really is quite amazing to think that the same kind of thing was going on in this very college over 50 years ago.
We would very much like to find out anything you might be able to tell us about this period of the history of Pooh at Pembroke, and will certainly be petitioning the editor of The Martiet to use less column inches in begging old members for money, and actually publish something worth reading with relevance to Winnie-the-Pooh. If it's not too much trouble, would it be possible to have a copy of this article?
The Winnie-the-Pooh society these days is a very light-hearted society, founded as it was by a group of people with nothing particularly to do of a Saturday afternoon, so we use the time to drink tea, eat cakes, read Winnie-the-Pooh, ponder the deeper meaning behind the works, play poohsticks (if it's not blustery) and generally spread the word of Pooh as far afield as we can. The society is positively thriving, attracting members from as far afield as Califomia (and Homerton College!), thanks to the wonders of the electronic age.
If you do happen to be in the Cambridge area, the society and I would very much like to invite you to be our honoured guest for tea and Hunny sandwiches; please do let us know.
Many thanks once again for your letter,
Ben M. Parker
President and Piglet, The Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society
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