May 6, 2016
Burnham war veteran's search for couple who helped him after accident

A Burnham-On-Sea war veteran who suffered an accident while on holiday overseas is trying to get in touch with a mystery Bristol couple who helped him.

Neville Jones, who is also a former Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, was taken to hospital after suffering a fall at a restaurant while on holiday in Malta last month.

A couple came to his aid after spotting him in difficulty and helped him on several occasions in the days afterwards.

Neville, who was taken to hospital and had four stitches to a head wound, is now recovering well and is back in Burnham.

"The couple looked after me so well after the accident. I was shaken up by the whole thing, but they were just marvellous," he told this week.

"I scribbled down their names quickly but I have mislaid their details and I would dearly like to get back in touch to thank them for all they did."

He describes them as a "man and woman aged in their mid 40s with a son aged around 12, who live on the north eastern side of Bristol."

"They were among the passengers who flew back with me to Bristol on a Ryanair flight which left Malta at 10.50am on April 14th, arriving at 1.35pm. They were staying at the Fortina Hotel in Malta."

He added: "After my fall I was left quite dizzy and needed someone to help me, so they were wonderful. I don't have their names so I know this is a long-shot to find them, but with the help of social media it's just possible they could be found."

Neville Jones OBE was a Sub Lieutenant onboard the naval carrier HMS Speaker, the first Allied ship into Tokyo Bay during World War II.

Contact if you know the couple.


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