Grantham Journal Saturday 22 September 1888 AMUSING INCIDENT
An amusing incident occurred in a Leicester church on Sunday morning. When the time came, towards the close of the service, for making the offertory, the plates could not be found, though they had been brought out of the vestry and put in the usual place earlier in the morning. It was believed they had been stolen, and information was sent to the police. When the congregation left the missing plates were found in the pew and it was then remembered that a lady had occupied the seat. She had evidently sat upon them throughout the service without knowing it. Needless to say the messenger sent to the police was recalled as soon as possible.