WATCH: Welly I never, what a mystery!

Something strange is a-foot in a north Northumberland seaside village in what is being dubbed the Mystery of the Craster Wellies.

Resident Doris Clarke alerted the Gazette to the story.

Doris Clarke with the Craster wellies.'Picture Jane Coltman

Doris Clarke with the Craster wellies.'Picture Jane Coltman

The 85-year-old said: “Two weeks ago, a pair of men’s yellow wellies were left in the middle of the road beside the bus stop on Heugh Road. My friend Sybil took them off the road and placed them on the footpath where they stayed for a week.

“Then, a couple of rod fishermen parked close by. One of the men went up to the wellies, took off one of his shoes and tried on the offending footwear. He placed them under the car and he and his friend went off to fish from the shore. However, when they returned and went off home, they left the yellow wellies, one placed inside the other and propped up against a road sign. Both feet were pointing north.

“The next morning, the wellies were still there up against the road sign, but with both feet pointing south and therein lies the mystery: Who tried on the wellies when it was dark?”

Gazette photographer Jane Coltman went out to investigate – watch her video of the curious case of the Craster clodhoppers.

The Craster wellies.'Picture Jane Coltman

The Craster wellies.'Picture Jane Coltman

And in case you were wondering, the wellies are size 10.