Painting by Sir Peter Scott’s former Fenland poacher to go under the hammer
AN original painting by a former poacher who worked for Sir Peter Scott is among a sale of sporting goods going under the hammer on Friday.
Kenzie Thorpe, a well-known poacher for the founder of the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust who went on to own Sutton Bridge lighthouse, also turned his hand to producing paintings of birdlife over The Wash - including pink-footed geese.
The framed painting shows geese in the Fenland skyscape and has a guide price of �300-�500.
The wildfowler was renowned for being on the wrong side of the law having racked up �120 (17s 9d) in fines and 29 charges of poaching between 1931 and 1956.
He also had four guns confiscated during a time when in one season he shot 414 pinkfoot geese, around 1.5 per cent of the world’s population.
You may also want to watch:
The sale will be held at Gaywood Community Centre. For more information contact Collins on 01553 774566.
- 1 'Loving, caring family man' dies in hospital weeks after A141 crash
- 2 7 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Cambridgeshire
- 3 Dramatic pictures catch harvester on fire in 4am blaze
- 4 Work to improve A47 between March and Peterborough begins
- 5 Man jailed for historic sexual abuse 'convinced child victims it was normal behaviour'
- 6 Granddaughter launches bid to help others thanks to football legend
- 7 Butcher Ron to hang up his hat after 64 years
- 8 Paramedics warn of 'tents in car parks' amid mental health crisis
- 9 8 of the best shows coming to Cambridgeshire in November
- 10 Board says Covid-19 figures are ‘stable’ at City hospital