A MAN was amazed to be reunited with his wedding ring ten days after he lost it in the snow and tractors had driven over it.
Owen Burdekin, who visited the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon in January, lost his platinum wedding ring when he was forced to clear the snow off his car with his hand.
Only when he got back to his home in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire did he realise it was missing, and phoned staff at the car museum.
But there was no sign of it and tractors then went out to the car park and cleared the snow.
Nine days later, Dudley Carter, one of the security officers in Gaydon, discovered it lying in the car park. Amazingly, it was still intact.
Mr Carter, who has worked at the motor centre for 20 years, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I found the ring on the tarmac. I’m amazed that it wasn’t crushed by one of the tractors!
"We were delighted to phone up the owner and arrange for the ring to be reunited with him.”
Mr Burdekin thanked the staff at the motor centre, and admitted it was not the first time he had misplaced his ring.
“This is the second time I have lost my wedding ring,” he said.
“The first was on a pebbled beach and I’m amazed that on both occasions it turned up against the odds!
“The staff at the Heritage Motor Centre were incredibly helpful and I’m so grateful that they found it. The ring barely has a mark on it and is now being professionally polished as a special reward!”
The Heritage Motor Centre, just off junction 12 of the M40 near Gaydon, is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars; boasting nearly 300 cars which span the classic, vintage, and veteran eras.
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