The wonderful people of Crosby are so helpful
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