The won­der­ful peo­ple of Crosby are so help­ful

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AS A South­erner, I write to say how won­der­ful the peo­ple of Crosby can be.

Re­cently my wife, who grew up in Liver­pool, took our two daugh­ters on a sen­ti­men­tal visit.

Their last stop be­fore driv­ing home was to Crosby to see the Iron Men.

Not only was the tide in but the car’s clutch failed. It turned out that our Green Flag cover was not valid.

Phone calls could not find any garage will­ing to as­sist. My wife was brave but des­per­ate. Then a car stopped. A man called Ken asked if he could help. He said he had a friend called Dave with a garage. If my wife gave Dave the car keys he would sort it out.

Ken knew a man with a taxi who would take my wife and chil­dren to Lime Street sta­tion. Dave came and col­lected the keys. When she got home, friends queried whether my wife should have given the car keys to Dave.

She said: “I have his mo­bile num­ber and I’m from Liver­pool, he wouldn’t do any­thing bad to me.” Dave had a real garage. He mended the car and we col­lected it 10 days later. Crosby is a great place. Just make sure you have Dave’s mo­bile num­ber! Rory Barnes via email

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