Residents in a Devon village have become embroiled in a row over a pair of frilly knickers. The underwear was hung out to dry on a washing line by grandmother Rozamund Perrin, 65, who lives opposite a primary school in Stokeinteignhead. But they were promptly whipped off the line by the un-named resident who then posted them back through her letterbox with an angry, handwritten note.
The offended resident wrote: "It is totally inappropiate (sic) for this type of garment to be displayed opposite the village primary school.
There are members of this community that would welcome a halting of this."
An image of the offending knickers, and the accompanying note, were posted by Roz's daughter Charlotte Wilkinson on Facebook.
In the post a shocked Charlotte labelled the as-yet unnamed villager a "prude."
And Charlotte said the row has left her family fuming.
She said: "Feeling shocked. Seriously the small-minded prudishness of this village is unbelievable.
My mum found this note and her knickers posted through the door this morning.
I didn't know there was a law against hanging your knickers on the line?? The prude can't spell either."
Charlotte revealed that this is not the first time her mother's knickers had been the subject of controversy - and had even been an agenda item at a meeting of the parish council around ten years ago.
She said: "This like red rag to the bull. She's had all of her under-crackers stolen before and worse still her underwear was a subject at a Parish Council meeting.
It was about ten years ago.
Sometimes I did wish she'd be less excessive with her pegs to thong ratio but not after this."
Since the incident Roz has been flooded with messages of support from members of the community.
Stokeinteignhead has a population of just 700 and its amenities include a primary school, pre-school, a community shop and one pub.