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Wings Over Wick
J W Hazeldine, Sedgley, West Midlands
However, not giving up, we later decided to go to John O'Groats where we were sure we could get a beer. We travelled on the local Carrier Bus, the driver being the image of Moore Marriott, a film star whom your grandparents will obviously remember. At one point of the journey, when the road was blocked with snow, the driver got out, opened a gate into a field, drove the bus in through the field and out of the gate at the far end. We got to John O'Groats, went to the John O'Groats Hotel to be met with "Sorry no beer you can have an off quota whisky". Again your grandparents can explain this. We finished up at the Cafe in the village with tea and hot scones, joined by the bus driver who came and shared with us. I only have amusing memories of Wick despite the terrible weather. My wartime service was in the Far East and I have never been back to Wick.