Many of you know the last few months have been a rough tough time and last week we headed back to the UK for my mum’s funeral. We stayed at the Wherry Hotel in Oulton Broad where we were very well looked after. On the day of the funeral our taxi, ordered to take us to dad’s house, did not turn up and after waiting for over twenty minutes panic set in. Apart from sprinting there like a gold medal athlete, the chance of arriving on time was looking impossible! But, all was not lost, Lynsey Grant, Wedding & Function Manager for the Wherry Hotel walked into reception and seeing our distress quickly ushered us into her car and drove us to dad’s house.
Thankfully the problems with the traffic were not on the roads we needed to travel on to the village, however, the roads back to the hotel were grid locked! Sometime later we learnt of the problems and it was no fault of the taxi company but serious problems with the bridge. The bascule bridge is the main crossing for the town and due to these problems had brought much of the area to a standstill for many hours. And yes, the cortege was also caught up in the traffic and arrived a few minutes late.
My mum hated the bridge and cursed it from the moment we moved to live in Lowestoft in January 1969 when the original swing bridge broke down within two days of our arrival. I can't help but think how strange that the bridge should have broken down on such a day!
Once again, thank you so much Lynsey.