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Road safety heroes: time to honour Ditchingham’s ‘chicken roundabout’

WHY did the chicken cross the road? It didn’t. For 21 years, the 300-odd wild chickens were tended by Gordon Knowles on the “chicken roundabout” in Ditchingham, Norfolk.  In late 2012, Bungay town councillor Deirdre Shepherd said of Mr Knowles:

“Not often have I had the privilege of standing next to a living legend. He looked after the birds for many years and even when he could not do it any more he made sure they were safe and passed them on. He’s one of the last of the great eccentrics and we all need people like him to stop making life so boring.”

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Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment