Duckworth finds his niche in life
DUCKWORTH the owl has a new niche to call home.
The stone snowy owl is back on public display at The Barber Shop, in Cannon Street, Bury St Edmunds, after languishing in St Edmundsbury borough councillor David Nettleton’s garden.
Back in June, Cllr Nettleton appealed to Bury Free Press readers to find the owl a new home. He had been looking after him after an insurance company refused to allow him to be replaced in a niche above the jewellers Preston and Duckworth’s shop in Cornhill after he was removed by a drunk.
The staff at The Barber Shop saw the story and pleaded with owner Natasha Ellis to give Duckworth a home.
Natasha said: “They desperately wanted it and I thought it would be a lovely thing to do and I was outnumbered.”
Though she admits that once she saw Duckworth, as Cllr Nettleton named him, she fell for him.
“We had an empty ledge above the front door,” she added. “It’s a prime location. Now people can see him from the Northgate Roundabout, which is quite nice.”
But Cllr Nettleton will not miss seeing his stony friend because he lives nearby.
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