Peter Rabbit and friends appear in knitted Beatrix Potter scene on South Shields postbox with special message to passersby

Much-loved characters have appeared on a South Shields postbox with a special spring message for passersby.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:52 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 11:57 am
The knitted Beatrix Potter scene, which has appeared on a postbox in South Shields

Peter Rabbit plus friends Mrs Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, a duckling and some butterflies are all part of the knitted scene which has been attached to the postbox in Stanhope Road, near West Park.

Attached is a note which reads: “Please don’t vandalise or steal me. I’ve been made of many hours of patience and sore fingers.

"I’m here to celebrate spring and the start of the end of covid, when hopefully we can all enjoy better times with our families.

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"Tell your friends to come and see me, take a picture and put it on your Facebook page.

"Please respect the work that has gone into making me. I hope I made you smile. Thank you #bekind.”

One Gazette reader said: “Whoever's done this, what a lovely gesture – and it's certainly making lots of people smile.”

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