We heard today about the surprise that awaited a group of road workers in Brazil.
Removing cones from an area of roadworks, they suddenly realised that one of the cones was far heavier than the others.
Closer inspection revealed that it contained a man.
Tipping the cone on to its side revealed a pair of legs sticking out, so the ever helpful team struggled to pull the occupant free of the cone, but all this effort was to no avail as he was too tightly wedged.
Whilst deliberating whether to call for the assistance of the fire brigade, one of the crew turned the cone the right way up and then with the help of his colleagues, managed to hoist the cone allowing the trapped occupant to slip out onto the tarmac.
Not surprisingly questions were asked as to just how and why the man had got himself into that situation in the first place.
Well he claimed that he donned the traffic cone to escape a sudden heavy rainstorm, only to discover that when the rain stopped he couldn’t get out.
It’s not known how long he was imprisoned in the make shift shelter but he declined offers of medical attention.
Being a Tuesday I was once again joined by Margaret Mills who today looked at the activities of a suffragette named, Grace Chappelow, who at one time resided in Hatfield Peverel.
Listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this lady: –
Hope to see you again next week,