Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More news on Lucy

Back in June we blogged about a previous resident of the museum - Lucy the Locust. We've just come across something in the Christmas 1939 edition of The Eagle (the magazine of Bedford Modern School) which we thought we'd share. Be warned, though, as it's a bit of a tear-jerker!

'It will be recalled that early last February we received a live locust, which soon became very popular under the name of Lucy. It lived all through the Easter and Summer Terms and the long vacation, eating nothing but fresh privet leaves. The first spell of cold (or old age?) proved too much for Lucy, and she breathed her last on October 3rd. Her corpse, however, is still on view and still quite popular.'

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