Recycling staff are lords of the ring

IT'S like finding a needle in a haystack!When Suffolk man Daniel Fordham's wedding ring slipped off his finger and into a paper recycling bank he feared he would never see it again.

IT'S like finding a needle in a haystack!

When Suffolk man Daniel Fordham's wedding ring slipped off his finger and into a paper recycling bank he feared he would never see it again.

But thankfully the recycling company, Great Blakenham-based Bolton Brothers Recycling and Waste Management, scoured through the bank and managed to find the treasured possession.

Mr Fordham, 34, of Roman Fields in Woolpit, near Bury St Edmunds, said: “I noticed it fall off straight away. The ring's not really big for me but my knuckles are bigger than the bottom of my fingers so it had to be made slightly big and sometimes it does feel a bit loose.


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“When it happened I thought to myself, 'I don't know what my wife will say!'

“I tried to reach in but with my arm stretched all the way I could only just reach the papers and had no chance.”

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So Mr Fordham, who has been married to his wife, Sally, for just over a year, called Bolton Brothers and was told they would send someone round to hunt for the ring.

Mr Fordham, a delivery driver, added: “I knew it was in there so I knew it couldn't go missing. We didn't have much hope that it would be found though.

“I was so happy when they found it. Now I'm going to get a little clasp to stop it falling off again.”

Reuben Bolton, commercial director of Bolton Brothers, said: “We got a call saying a guy had put some newspapers in one of our banks and when he put it in his wedding ring came off.

“We sent an empty lorry out there so we could empty the paper bank completely.

“There was over a ton of newspapers and magazines in there and we had to go through the papers one at a time - it was quite painstaking.

“It was literally like finding a needle in a haystack. It is the smallest thing we have ever found.

“We do try to help out when people lose things like keys or important documents but we can't guarantee anything.”

Have you found a treasured possession? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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