1963 & The Great Train Robbery

posted Jan 24, 2011, 7:31 AM by A Standish   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 7:42 AM ]
.. and it came to pass that the day after the big heist, one of our club members was delivering goods to local farms in the Letchworth area, when he was stopped by the police at the very bridge where the robbery took place. Luckily for him [and us], a photographer from a national newspaper caught the event and published the picture of our colleague being 'quizzed' by the police.

His response to the first question, 'where are you going' raised a few eyebrows when he replied 'I'm delivering to local farms in the area'. I gather that this put the cat amongst the pigeons and pretty soon, he and his lorry of goods, were being thoroughly searched.

Luckily for him, he was able to demonstrate that he wasn't in the area at the time of the robbery and was sent on his way, with a wave!

It must be said that he recounted the story with some glee at our recent club meeting. It was a pleasure to hear all about his 'connection' with that big event. [Though some amongst us, questioned the fact that he may have been the one that had got away!!]