From the previously mentioned Sands of Time publication this is my second favourite story (the first is my straightening the river Haven tale which i have told for over 20 years). Somewhere on one of my minidiscs I have an audio version of John telling us the tale and we laughed for almost ten minutes afterwards.
John was one of our site based staff responsible for managing the National Nature Reserve at the, fantastically named, Saltfleetby Theddlethorpe on the Lincolnshire Coast.
In the glossary at the end it includes the word ‘broggling’: which is Lincolnshire for ‘poking about’.
One of my big lessons learned from this book and project was to leave everything as close to verbatim as possible.