Smiler Bear is in a building of culture at the moment.

Here are the clues:

  1. The building stands in Kingston Square in Hull.
  2. The building opened on Saturday, October 16, 1939 with Noel Gay’s ‘Me And My Girl’.
  3. Charles Dickens read some of his work here in 1859 and 1860 and his visits are remembered by a blue plaque on the building.
  4. It’s first manager was called Peppino Santangelo and he swapped the building for another one to make more room for the firestation next door – the swap cost him £9,000.
  5. Events continued throughout the war when West End productions arrived to escape the bombing in London.
  6. The bar was reinforced as a bomb shelter and during the war the building received only one direct hit from a bomb, in May 1941.
  7. Today, a huge £15.9m revamp of the building has now been completed.
  8. Acre Heads visits every December.

So – where in the world is Smiler Bear?

Tell Mrs Baker (Geography Leader) the answer and she will give you Smilers as prizes.

Now we wonder where Smiler will be next?