We heard the sad tale today of the couple who lost their car.
Now I’ll be totally honest, I have an enormous amount of sympathy for this couple.
Have you ever parked your car and then not been able to find it?
I did once in a multi-story carpark in Ilford which had two identical sides – mirror images of each other and, of course, I was in the wrong one; and I know of someone else who went to a motorway service area but when they came out went to the car park on the wrong side of the motorway.
Anyway 79 year old M/S Farmer, dropped her 81-year old partner, Emmanuel Elliott, off for a hospital appointment last Friday afternoon and then went off to try to find a parking space.
Unfortunately after the appointment the poor lady couldn’t remember where she’d left the vehicle.
Family and friends of the couple, from Gloucester, then spent four days searching for the car before it was eventually located in a car park just 900 metres from the hospital and had been ticketed no less than three times by wardens.
Although Cheltenham Borough Council yet to agree to waive the charges, a spokesman suggested that the couple use the authority’s appeals process and indicated that the issue was likely to be considered sympathetically.
I really do feel for them.
Margaret Mills returned today to regale the tale of a very unorthodox military detachment that existed in Rochford during the period of the Napoleonic wars.
Listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this subject: –
See you once more next week,