One Saturday in the early 60’s we were on one of our days out, taking a packed lunch with us. All went well until we were on our way back, somewhere near Willington Power Station. David has always suffered with migraines and one developed. He tried to carry on, but it wasn’t safe for him to continue cycling, he had to lie down on the grass verge. Obviously, there were not as many cars on the roads in those days, but when a police car drew up I thought ‘great we are sorted’. After having ascertained there hadn’t been an accident, they left us! Not having any way of getting in touch with my parents, I didn’t know what to do, but then another vehicle drew up and the driver asked how he could help. He took David to my parent’s house and brought my Father back to me to ride David’s bicycle approximately 4 miles home. A truly Good Samaritan!
Gillian Holmes (Lindley)