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This little piggy went to market!

Well actually this pig didn’t actually go to market – it actually went to a rehabilitation centre!

The Fire Brigade, the RSPCA and Green Vets had been called to a flat in Rotherham, to remove a 30-stone Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, named Twiglet.

Owner Elaine Edwards had always wanted a pig so the family got together to purchase, what had been described as a “micro-pig” for £60.

At first she was tiny, but after a 2-year period of being fed on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chocolate and porridge, Twiglet ballooned to be larger than a baby elephant.

And no one was allowed to make jokes about bacon sandwiches, in front of her!

She lived a life of luxury, having her own single bed and mattress with her own teddies and was trained to use a litter tray.

After owner Elaine Edwards died the family found it impossible to get Twiglet out of the flat as she was too nervous to use the stairs.

In the event it took 6 firefighters and a team from the RSPCA to manoeuvre her, under sedation, down the stairs on a stretcher in a 3 hour operation.

Twiglet is now living at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell and having come off the junk food diet has lost about a stone and a half!

In the second hour of today’s show I was joined once more by Margaret Mills for a return trip to Thaxted to learn more about the Cutlers, for whom the town was once famous.

Listen again here to what Margaret revealed today: –

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Scott

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This little piggy went to market!

Well actually this pig didn’t actually go to market – it actually went to a rehabilitation centre!

The Fire Brigade, the RSPCA and Green Vets had been called to a flat in Rotherham, to remove a 30-stone Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, named Twiglet.

Owner Elaine Edwards had always wanted a pig so the family got together to purchase, what had been described as a “micro-pig” for £60.

At first she was tiny, but after a 2-year period of being fed on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chocolate and porridge, Twiglet ballooned to be larger than a baby elephant.

And no one was allowed to make jokes about bacon sandwiches, in front of her!

She lived a life of luxury, having her own single bed and mattress with her own teddies and was trained to use a litter tray.

After owner Elaine Edwards died the family found it impossible to get Twiglet out of the flat as she was too nervous to use the stairs.

In the event it took 6 firefighters and a team from the RSPCA to manoeuvre her, under sedation, down the stairs on a stretcher in a 3 hour operation.

Twiglet is now living at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell and having come off the junk food diet has lost about a stone and a half!

In the second hour of today’s show I was joined once more by Margaret Mills for a return trip to Thaxted to learn more about the Cutlers, for whom the town was once famous.

Listen again here to what Margaret revealed today: –

See you again next week,
Scott

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This little piggy went to market!

Well actually this pig didn’t actually go to market – it actually went to a rehabilitation centre!

The Fire Brigade, the RSPCA and Green Vets had been called to a flat in Rotherham, to remove a 30-stone Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, named Twiglet.

Owner Elaine Edwards had always wanted a pig so the family got together to purchase, what had been described as a “micro-pig” for £60.

At first she was tiny, but after a 2-year period of being fed on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chocolate and porridge, Twiglet ballooned to be larger than a baby elephant.

And no one was allowed to make jokes about bacon sandwiches, in front of her!

She lived a life of luxury, having her own single bed and mattress with her own teddies and was trained to use a litter tray.

After owner Elaine Edwards died the family found it impossible to get Twiglet out of the flat as she was too nervous to use the stairs.

In the event it took 6 firefighters and a team from the RSPCA to manoeuvre her, under sedation, down the stairs on a stretcher in a 3 hour operation.

Twiglet is now living at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell and having come off the junk food diet has lost about a stone and a half!

In the second hour of today’s show I was joined once more by Margaret Mills for a return trip to Thaxted to learn more about the Cutlers, for whom the town was once famous.

Listen again here to what Margaret revealed today: –

See you again next week,
Scott

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This little piggy went to market!

Well actually this pig didn’t actually go to market – it actually went to a rehabilitation centre!

The Fire Brigade, the RSPCA and Green Vets had been called to a flat in Rotherham, to remove a 30-stone Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, named Twiglet.

Owner Elaine Edwards had always wanted a pig so the family got together to purchase, what had been described as a “micro-pig” for £60.

At first she was tiny, but after a 2-year period of being fed on a diet of Chinese takeaways, chocolate and porridge, Twiglet ballooned to be larger than a baby elephant.

And no one was allowed to make jokes about bacon sandwiches, in front of her!

She lived a life of luxury, having her own single bed and mattress with her own teddies and was trained to use a litter tray.

After owner Elaine Edwards died the family found it impossible to get Twiglet out of the flat as she was too nervous to use the stairs.

In the event it took 6 firefighters and a team from the RSPCA to manoeuvre her, under sedation, down the stairs on a stretcher in a 3 hour operation.

Twiglet is now living at Peppers Field Equine & Poultry Rehabilitation Centre in Letwell and having come off the junk food diet has lost about a stone and a half!

In the second hour of today’s show I was joined once more by Margaret Mills for a return trip to Thaxted to learn more about the Cutlers, for whom the town was once famous.

Listen again here to what Margaret revealed today: –

See you again next week,
Scott

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