Gnoming in the News
12th August 2008
'Itchy feet' Gnome Returns Home
A snatched Garden Gnome has been returned to his owner with a photo album picturing him in 12 countries he had visited with his kidnapper.
Eve Stuart-Kelso said she was stunned to see her leprechaun Murphy standing outside her Gloucester home seven months after he disappeared.
He was also carrying a note putting his world tour down to "itchy feet".
The album shows Murphy abseiling down a mountain, standing in a shark's mouth and riding a motorbike.
26th October 2012
Underwater Garden Gnomes Hidden in Lake District
Under the depths of Wastwater in Cumbria's Lake District, far removed from any neat lawn, there are Garden Gnomes.
In the past police divers removed them, fearful they were luring inexperienced divers to their deaths, but they were soon replaced.
They are still there and, divers say, under other lakes in the region - but are they harmless fun or a hazard?
Wastwater is England's deepest lake at nearly 80m (260ft) and popular with divers.
It has been a watery home for gnomes for years and is not alone.
Journal Gazette & Times Courier
25th January 2013
STRASBURG: There’s a Home Place for Gnomes
“Gnome news is good news.”
The saying is a fitting phrase for Strasburg’s bi-monthly newsletter, “Gnome News,” highlighting its trademark; The Gnome.
About three years ago, this small rural village of about 500 people embraced the tiny mystic creature as it sought a new identity in planning its future.
As part of a MAPPING project through the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs and the assistance of a representative from Western Illinois University, community members gathered to discover a unifying trademark, something that would help the village stand out, said Mayor Wayne Wirth.
The Daily Telegraph
24th October 2013
Deathbed confession solves mystery of phantom gnomes
FOR years residents in a picturesque village had hunted in vain for the joker who had been sneaking around late at night and placing gnomes in their gardens.
Over the past decade the ornaments have also appeared at the bus stop, by the duck pond and on the village green in Brattleby, Lincs and all attempts to unmask the culprit failed.
Now the mastermind behind the prank has been revealed following his deathbed confession.
Gnoming and Gnomes have become so popular that the crossover into the world of entertainment was perhaps inevitable...
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