Arreton Hare

Arreton HareThe Arreton Hare, a beautiful carved sculpture which also features two Magpies, sits at the junction (Map) of Downend Road and Newport Road (A3056).

Carved by Paul Sivell, it was installed in September 2008.

In July 2009 it was stolen, hacked off its Macrocarpa root and vanished overnight, to quite some consternation.

Happily it was found by long-time visitors to the Island, Mr and Mrs Yates, on Culver Down in the August.

Both the theft and welcome return were the product of quite a lot fo interest and discussion around the Island – even Daft Old Duffer mused on it, raising quite a few reader’s comments.

Residents of Arreton and their friends celebrated The Hare’s return the following month.

The story later developed in a strange and unexpected way when a Police woman at the Shanklin police station was dismissed from the force after she was arrested “on suspicion of arranging to handle stolen goods”.

As of March 2014, it has its own Twitter account.

IW Police Officer Sacked After Arreton Hare Theft Incident

IW Police Officer Sacked After Arreton Hare Theft Incident

CP report further on the Arreton Hare incident.

Saturday, 13th November, 2010 11:31am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter 1

Daft Old Duffer: Ventnor Vapouromiter 1

Daft Old Duffer returns with more musings.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009 8:18am

By Daft Old Duffer with 7 readers' comments

Return of Arreton Hare Toasted

Celebrating the Arreton Hare's return

Photos from the toasting of the hare that took place in Arreton on Thursday night.

Saturday, 5th September, 2009 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Arreton Hare: Paul Sivell On Its Return (podcast)

The Arreton Hare: Paul Sivell On Its Return (podcast)

We speak to Paul Sivell about the return of the Arreton Hare.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2009 1:17pm

By Simon Perry

Daft Old Duffer: Arreton Hare Chat

Daft Old Duffer: Arreton Hare Chat

Daft Old Duffer returns with his view on the return of the Arreton Hare.

Thursday, 6th August, 2009 12:04pm

By Daft Old Duffer with 15 readers' comments

Arreton Hare Found: Hear How It Happened (podcast)

The Arreton Hare as it was

Russell gives us the low down on the good news of the Arreton Hare as it's found by holidaymakers.

Thursday, 6th August, 2009 11:07am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Arreton Hare Sculpture Stolen (photos)

Arreton Hare Sculpture Stolen (photos)

Mindless theft and damage of a local landmark.

Monday, 27th July, 2009 1:24pm

By Simon Perry with 17 readers' comments

Hare and Magpies at Arreton

Hare and Magpies at Arreton

James Pickett tells us about a new carving at Arreton.

Thursday, 25th September, 2008 10:30am

By James Pickett with 5 readers' comments