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84-year-old Malcolm appeals for the return of his old rusty pram

By Emma_Frampton  |  Posted: April 17, 2013

Malcolm Butcher and the old pram he is desperate to be returned

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An octogenarian smallholder is appealing for help in getting back the rusty old pram he uses to collect firewood.

Malcolm Butcher keeps chickens, ducks and a turkey on land near his home at Stoke St Michael.

The 84-year-old can often be seen in his home village collecting up bits of wood for his fire with his old trolley-like pram.

The contraption is a small crate on an old-style pram frame, which he uses to carry back any fallen wood to his Bridge House home.

But last weekend as he and his wife were collecting some logs to see them through the rest of the winter, his pram was stolen.

Now he is pinning his hopes on someone kind-hearted enough to bring it back.

"We collect a bit of wood for the fire and on Sunday morning we went to Becktor Lane and left our old pram on the side of the road," he explained.

"We went into the little wood only a few yards away.

"We were gone about half-an-hour, but when we came back our old pram was gone."

Mr Butcher was pictured with his pram only a few weeks ago and he hopes that the picture may help to jog someone's memory.

Contact emma.frampton@midsomnews.co.uk or telephone 01749 832338 if you can help.

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  • DaveyofCrnwal  |  April 17 2013, 6:39PM

    Have the council been asked? They have some funny people working for them you know! For instance their work-men seem to think that ALL road cones automatically belong to the council. Years ago I had been shovelling up mud and manure using a top class bass-broom and a top class "Made in England" Spear & Jackson shovel. I went indoors for a cup of tea and when I went outside again the shovel and broom had gone! Over thirty pounds-worth to buy new. Of course it could be some penniless pony owner who expects someone else to subsidise their hobby or it could be the local scroats who will steal anything to get a bag of smack. Mind boggling but all this agro has occurred since approximately the year 2000 after "problem people" were moved into the area. The trouble is that crime is now everywhere just like rats, mice and flies.