Lost Pig!

Did anyone else see the story the other day about a lost pig in Belfast? On July 19th a black pig was found wandering in east Belfast in the early hours and an appeal has been launched to locate the owner.

This reminds me of a notice in our Paper Ephemera Collection of a lost black pig. Dr Viv Pollock looked after this collection for 20 years and this was a quirky wee notice that she always liked to show. The lost pig went missing on September 19th over 150 years ago in 1846. There was a handsome reward for the safe return from the owner and a warning that anyone detaining it would face prosecution. This highlights the value of this pig and the appeal for it to be returned.

Image: You can see our Lost Pig notice on display in the Modern History Gallery at the Ulster Museum.
You can see our Lost Pig notice on display in the Modern History Gallery at the Ulster Museum.

The PSNI are appealing for the owner to come forward and I hope he is claimed by his owner soon and he doesn’t have any more midnight strolls down the street.

Don’t worry all our piggies at the Ulster Folk Museum are safe and sound and accounted for. They are being looked after very well by our heritage farmers Robert and Pamela.

Why don’t you come along and see them?

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