When there are 5 Wednesdays in a month we organise a longer ride.
On September 30th, the fifth Wednesday led by John Saunders we followed NCN route 6 to Beeston Marina where we stopped for a coffee and crispy bacon roll.
Since it was a warm clear and sunny day we sat continental style outside and the conversation drifted to The Goose Fair.
This took Val Gant off at a tangent as she regaled us with a story from her early days as a young PC.
Whilst she was on duty at the Goose Fair a message came through for duty police officers to be on the lookout for a wanted fugitive.
The crime was ABH (Actual Bodily Harm) and the description was:
A male wearing a buttoned red coat and a black hat, height 9/10 inches tall with sharp teeth.
It was a monkey which was being used by an unlicensed photographer. It had bitten a piece out of a young person’s face.
Since Wollaton Hall was on our route Terry Hill insisted on taking Val to see George the resident gorilla to help with her enquiries. He could remember nothing but insisted on a photograph. We then returned via the Leen Valley Way and Bulwell Hall.
David and Irene