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The Return of the Besses Boar

The famous Besses Boars head has been found after being stolen. Aaaahhhh!


In one of those episodes of the tear jerking variety that make even grown men cry, the Besses Boar has been found alive and well and has been returned (in somewhat mysterious circumstances it must be said) to it’s rightful place in the famous bandroom.

Not that the Boars head was alive or well for that matter, as it was in fact killed in about 1910 in New Zealand and presented to the band on it world tour, and it wasn’t too well either due to the fact that the perpetrators of the heinous crime had in fact extracted the poor buggers old tusks, but the good news is that it has been returned by the felons to it’s rightful home.

Dave Aston from the band has reported that a mysterious phone call led one of the bands members back to the original scene of the crime to find the old head under a sheet, minus it’s two incisors but with the original silver inscription plate intact.

The head has now been cleaned up and replaced much like the pigs head in the book “Lord of the Flies” as the symbol of the band, back in the bandhall. A happy ending to what could have been a sad old story.


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