Celebrating 50 years of Mr Benn in His Home Town

Mr Benn at Putney Bridge at dusk

This year, Positively Putney is celebrating Mr Benn’s 50th birthday. Even though he is not a big fan of parties, we have decided to mark the event with a summer of festivities in his hometown of Putney.

From now until the end of September, we will be decorating Putney town centre with Mr Benn themed decorations, playing with the Wheel of Costumes and opening the Magic Door for you to take selfies with! It’s a great reason to visit Putney and see the fun activities for yourself while stopping at your favourite shops.

Writer and illustrator David McKee was living at 54 Festing Road in Putney when he first came up with the idea of Mr Benn. If you visit Festing Road, you can see the plaque that was installed in the street in honour of them both. David McKee was such a fan of his home in Putney that he based Mr Benn’s home of ‘Festive Road’ on the street! David McKee also decided to make Mr Benn his neighbour, so Mr Benn’s official address is 52 Festive Road. We’re sure they loved living next door to each other.

If you’re looking at finding some new neighbours in Putney, there are great estate agents available who know and love the area as much as Mr Benn. Take a look at our business page and, as if by magic, you could find your new dream home.

Estate Agents in Putney:
Allan Fuller
Andrews Estate Agents
Barnard Marcus
Chartwell Residential
Douglas and Gordon
Hamptons International
HML Group Shaw
James Anderson
JCF Property Management
KCG Property
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

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