The return of the Chipstead Wheelbarrow

Chipstead Wheelbarrow

Chipstead Wheelbarrow 2009

It’s Back! The wheelbarrow is back. Or, at least it was this morning. It’s gone again now.

I speak, of course, of the coloured wheelbarrow which mysteriously materialises on the green on Star Lane outside St. Margarets Church, Chipstead. I first reported this on the 28th of February 2008 but I’d seen it months before. When I first saw the wheelbarrow it had been painted all in pink. The whole thing, wheels and all. By February 2008 it has been painted completely in yellow, though there was evidence of the pink paint underneath. But now, now! Now it is black but with a tasteful bright pink interrior though the wheel still shows signs of the yellow from around 18 months ago!

When I drove home this evening at around 5:30pm it was gone.

The Chipstead wheelbarrow is one of the great unsolved mysteries of the 21st Century. Nobody knows who puts it there or how long it has been apearing. We don’t know why it is painted or what it is for. I had specualted that it may apear on the aniversary of something or other but having now seen it in February and November this seems not to be the case. Perhaps it’s a work of art?

I found one other reference to this wheelbarrow on the web but this has now disapeared so that my web site is THE ONLY RECORD of the greatest mystery of our time.

Chipstead Wheelbarrow 2008

Chipstead Wheelbarrow 2008

A look into the barrow revealed that it was made in France, apparently by a company named Haemmerlin. I’d say it was a 1051G or a 4051G; connoisseurs will know that there is very little difference apart from the colour.

If you have any theories or information please feel free to leave comments.

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In the meantime, we await…..the fourth coming.

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