The Chiltern Toy Works dated back to 1908. Another one of the Ancestral Firms of British Teddy Bears they famously made one of their first successful bears the cute and quirky 'Master Teddy' in 1915. In 1919 Leon Rees inherited the company and formed a partnership with Harry Stone from the Famous Farnell Bear company. Around 1923 the Chiltern Hugmee was born. Distinctive and Irresistible Chiltern Bears tend towards a somewhat serious expression and are full of Character. How can anyone resist a 'Hugmee' Bear.