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History of Bamse

Bamse (pronounced Bump-sa in Norway) grew up on the North Cape island of Mageroy at the northern tip of Norway.

picture of VigdisHe was owned by the Hafto family who lived in the small town of Honningsvag.

Captain and Mrs Erling Hafto had four children, and when the youngest, Vigdis (pictured right), became ill, Bamse immediately showed his loyalty and caring by guarding her bedside for twelve nights and days until the crisis was over.

Here are some more stories about Bamse:

The War Years

Knife Attack at Dundee

Man Overboard! A Life Saved

Mine's a Pint!

Frostie's the Bakers

The Fight in the Coal Hole

Mutiny on the Thorodd

Death in Montrose

More stories to follow!!

Websites associated with Montrose and the Bamse story.
Links page

See the sites of Montrose on the Bamse Walk.
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The site is proudly sponsored by the Montrose Heritage Trust
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