Ferndown Christmas donkey missing from church found 'under the arm of intoxicated man' in pub

STOLEN: A donkey and sheep were taken from Ferndown United Church's Nativity

STOLEN: A donkey and sheep were taken from Ferndown United Church's Nativity

First published in News

A DONKEY who made it to the inn just hours before Christmas Day has returned to its home.

The festive creature, which mysteriously went missing from Ferndown United Church in December, had formed the centrepiece of the church’s nativity scene for around a decade.

But just days after an appeal for information as to its whereabouts appeared in the Daily Echo, Deacon Mike Wareham received an email from a local pub a 10 minute walk away.

The donkey had appeared on Christmas Eve under the arm of an intoxicated man – and pub staff had stashed it away until spotting the appeal in the news.

Mr Wakeham said: “I got an email from the Pure Drop Inn in Wimborne Road East.

“It’s very local to us and so it seems the donkey didn’t make it too far away. We’re really delighted that it’s back home with us and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to read about it.”

A plywood sheep from the same scene is still missing – if you have any information about its whereabouts, contact the church on 01202 871440.

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1:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

The donkey was taken to the Pure Drop Inn for a Christmas drink....

The sheep decided to go to another Baaa!
The donkey was taken to the Pure Drop Inn for a Christmas drink.... The sheep decided to go to another Baaa! MrPitiful
  • Score: 20

2:27pm Tue 14 Jan 14

poolepaul says...

Wow. Just wow. I am literally stunned what passes for news these days. The so called "journalists" at the Ohec have truly outdone themselves with this one.
Wow. Just wow. I am literally stunned what passes for news these days. The so called "journalists" at the Ohec have truly outdone themselves with this one. poolepaul
  • Score: -6

3:01pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

As for the sheep,start looking for a drunken welshman.
As for the sheep,start looking for a drunken welshman. pete woodley
  • Score: -6

3:50pm Tue 14 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

pete woodley wrote:
As for the sheep,start looking for a drunken welshman.
or Australian!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: As for the sheep,start looking for a drunken welshman.[/p][/quote]or Australian! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Tue 14 Jan 14

fireflier says...

Man walks into Pure Drop carying donkey!

Barman asks..'Where did you get the ****?'

The donkey said ..'Ferndown somewhere!' ...will take him back soon.
Man walks into Pure Drop carying donkey! Barman asks..'Where did you get the ****?' The donkey said ..'Ferndown somewhere!' ...will take him back soon. fireflier
  • Score: 6

5:22pm Tue 14 Jan 14

apm1954 says...

assing about
assing about apm1954
  • Score: 5

5:47pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Lucky Rich says...

E or ,E or ,E orways gets home eventually . said a church spokesperson.
E or ,E or ,E orways gets home eventually . said a church spokesperson. Lucky Rich
  • Score: 4

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