Hundreds Of Essex Villagers Turn Out For The Unveiling Of A Statue Of A Local Goose Murdered By A Gang Of Ducks
A slight quackers tale.
Looking for a modern day hero to inspire you? Well one village have found theirs and he just so happens to be a goose. A dead goose.
Yep, Godfrey the Goose was a resident of Writtle in Essex, where he lived and long and goosey life for a whopping 45 years.
But then disaster struck and poor old Godfrey died at South Essex Wildlife Hospital last summer, just three months after he was attacked by a gang of angry ducks who had moved into his pond.
Clearly heartbroken at the loss of the goose they all remember fondly for photobomibing wedding pics on the green and chasing them all as children, the villagers of Writtle have come together to raise £500 that they've spent on a statue in his honour.
With the big unveiling taking place this week, hundreds of people turned out for the big event, which saw the statue of the goose shown to the public for the first time.
"I think this will bring some closure to the villagers who were upset at Godfrey’s death," villager Jean Cakebread, who has actually written a book about Godfrey, said.
"Because he was so old, over 30, people grew up with him from being in pushchairs all the way through to adulthood, and he was a real character," she adds. "He used to chase people around, so while he was a figure that was feared by some, others loved him, and it is testament to that, that we were able to raise £500 to create the statue."