ST MARY'S CHURCH, Hinkley, Leicestershire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on December 4, 2011

The weather vane on the church tower at Hinkley in Leicestershire is a fine cockerel which dates back some 200 years. In 1993 a headline appeared in the local paper entitled “Sorry Cock”. At the time the church steeple was being renovated and somebody took advantage of scaffolding to steal the said weather vane. The vicar appealed for its return in the press and early one morning he found the weather vane on his doorstep and it had been newly painted. There was also a note of apology telling that it was all the result of a drunken prank.

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Photo taken in Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

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    by Roy Pledger
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