Appeal for walking stick lost on Eastbourne seafront
From: Marie AshfordDevonshire Place, Eastbourne
Regarding a lost walking stick (Spring bank holiday May 31) removed from the promenade bench backing onto the Western Lawns and the Grand Hotel:
On Whit Monday I sat on a promenade bench backing onto the Western Lawns and the Grand Hotel, placing my black walking stick along the bench beside me as I enjoyed my picnic lunch.
Being well refreshed, I got up and started walking towards Bistrot Pierre.
I soon realised I had left the walking stick with the silver top engraved with the initials FJA, standing for Frederick Joseph Ashford, on the bench and I was stunned that in so short a time the walking stick was no longer there.
I visited the lifeguard station, the office at the bandstand, telephoned the Grand Hotel and the police station, all with no avail.
Whilst I appreciate the lapse of time is against me, I’m hoping for an eleventh hour approach might give me a spark of hope for its return.