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Susie walks on to her allotment in her new yellow boots.

A stream runs underground under the allotments. It had been raining.

She sinks into the mire up to her thighs.

Shouts ‘Help, I cannot move.’

Others hear her, phone the emergency services.

The yellow helicopter takes of from Cambridge airport, comes, hovers above her.

Down comes a guy on a winch and puts a harness round her then helps her as the winch sucks her out - less boots.

“I’ve lost my nice yellow boots.”

“Whoever heard of yellow boots on an allotment, should have been brown,” her rescuer says.

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    True story?

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    Richard Hunt 6 months ago

    Minus the helicopter, then yes. The stream under the allotments derives from when the area was quite deeply flooded. The drainage of the fens (1660-ish) left us our fertile soil plus a number of underground waterways ... plus some Stone Age relics - one of which - a fish skinning knife - I have. More in the Million Metre Megathon ...

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    Jamie Clapperton 6 months ago

    Whats wrong with yellow boots? Hope she got them back. :-)

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