The important thing to a citadel’s banqueting corridor has been returned 40 years after it was stolen by a drunken customer.
The important thing disappeared from Lumley Citadel in County Durham within the 1970s, however has arrived unexpectedly within the put up with a letter of apology signed “John”.
He defined he had taken the vintage after an “intoxicating night” and it had been on his bookcase ever since.
A spokesman for the lodge mentioned they have been now making an attempt to trace him all the way down to thank him for lastly sending it again.
The letter mentioned that the massive steel key had made 4 home strikes with him, earlier than his conscience caught up with him and he determined to ship it again.
Ed Stephenson, the citadel’s operations director mentioned: “We have been very stunned, it is not one thing you count on after 40 years of being lacking for it to show up unexpectedly.”