IF you went down to Llangoed last week you were sure of a big surprise.

Sunday (July 14) was the day the teddy bears had their picnic at the village hall!

About 60 people aged from 10 weeks to 100-years-old joined in the fun at the Llangoed Church event.

After a short service by Rev Lesley Rendle, with prayers inspired by Winnie the Pooh, teddies of all shapes and sizes, and their owners were given a special blessing.

There was live music from Gareth Hughes, Ellen Davies and friends and a bear hunt.

Tea and cake was followed by games and chef Jason Hughes' bear themed cupcakes went down a treat.

His 'decorate your own teddy biscuits' were popular with youngsters.

The day ended with 'Teddy Robinson' being crowned the oldest bear at 84 years old.

His owner Mrs Winifred Owen, 97, told everyone his story. He was left on a plane when her family went to South Africa.

He was later found by the pilot and reunited with his owner after being accompanied by a soldier also returning home!