Sunday, March 12, 2006

(190) Sheila´s house

On the morning of March 10th 2003 I rang directory inquiries from a public phone at Birmingham International airport to get the number of Kingsley Napley solicitors in London.
I wanted to speak to the defence for Major Charles Ingram in his trial for suspected fraud when winning the top prize on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
There were several false connections and/or instances of the line going dead so I moved across to a nearby phone.
Not long after the original phone from which I had been trying to get through rang.
I answered it and heard a lady with a Birmingham accent asking if this was Sheila’s house. I told her where she was calling, and she apologised for the wrong number.

My mother’s maiden name was Sheila Ingram.

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