Hettie The Heritage Bear

Location: Church Street Square

Sponsor: MHA MacIntyre Hudson

Artist: Alexandra Hatfield

Hettie The Heritage Bear

Alexandra Hatfield

This bear celebrates BirminghamÕs industrial heritage: from canals, to chain making, glass blowing, mining and more. Cogs and horseshoes, symbolising industry and good luck, create the bearÕs distinctive sun-marking. The ÔBlack CountryÕ flag (designed by a young student) denotes the key role youth will play in the areaÕs future, while the fiery colours capture BirminghamÕs spirit Ð past and future.