Market Trader gets final wish

Market Trader gets final wish

Thomas Thorpe, 74, a market trader from Chesterfield, fulfilled his final wish when his cherished market horse visited him at hospital before he died.

Mr Thorpe was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January this year and sadly passed away at Clay Cross Hospital last on 28th May Thursday morning.

However, before he died, he was able to see his much-loved friend one final time.

Donna Clark - the wife of Mr Thorpe's nephew and owner of the market horses - said: 'He loved it. He was overwhelmed.

'We are going to miss him terribly, but we are just relieved that he is no longer suffering.

'He loved those horses so much. He was always out wanting to spent time with them. He loved being on the market, with Ben and the other horse Sam.'

Mr Thorpe, who was known as Sonny to his friends, started working with the market horses in Chesterfield six years ago, and stayed in the role until falling ill.