A POST box topper made in honour of postman who worked in Didcot for 32 years has been “wrecked”.

“Yarnsy”, an anonymous post box topper crocheter, designed the topper in Broadway in memory of Alan Dodd, whose funeral took place in June.

Mr Dodd, who passed away at the age of 66 on June 2, was a “much-loved and helpful” postman who worked in his home village of East Hagbourne and throughout Didcot.

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However, the crotchet design was “wrecked” and went missing from the box yesterday (8).

Yarnsy eventually found the topper later in the evening. She said: “There is a new topper on its way, but such a shame someone felt entitled to trash the memorial to Alan.

“Luckily the topper has been retrieved and is being kept safe.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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