Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria


Brasshopper is a little brass rabbit that lives in our parish. Locals and visitors sometimes take him with them on their travels. He has now travelled round the world several times. We in the village know that Brasshopper has a heart of gold so strictly speaking a high import duty should be levied whenever he goes through customs.

So far no customs official has ever noticed what a precious bunny Brasshopper actually is. Brasshopper's adventures are sometimes dangerous. In January 2002 he was kidnapped when a vistor from Norway took him home but failed to return him for 6 months. His dog buried Brasshopper in his garden in Oslo where he was not discovered for months.