Mys­tery mon­key man


Ev­ery Thurs­day the chil­dren of Whitby’s ABC child­care cen­tre get up to mon­key busi­ness. At 11.30am they put on masks, crowd out on to the deck and shout for the mon­key man.

They wait ea­gerly for the rubbish truck, and when it comes they are not dis­ap­pointed.

Cen­tre man­ager Kerri Davies said one of the rubbish col­lec­tors started wear­ing a mon­key mask about a month ago.

‘‘He has even gone as far as dancing out­side our cen­tre with his mask on,’’ Davies said. ‘‘Our chil­dren ab­so­lutely love it.’’

The visit has be­come the high­light of the chil­dren’s day.

‘‘Talk­ing about the mon­key man has been non-stop. It has be­come a tra­di­tion our chil­dren look for­ward to all week.’’

But there is a mys­tery. De­spite the buzz, no-one knows who the man be­hind the mask is.

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