London cabbie helps to reunite camera with relieved owner

WHEN Paul Bruno stepped out of a London taxi last month at Paddington station, he accidently left behind his prized £450 Nikon camera complete with zoom lens.

The police and London Taxi Drivers Association were contacted but, fearing that a member of the public would have found it and considered it “their lucky day”, both were pessimistic that the camera would be handed in.

Earlier the same day Mr Bruno had visited the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton using a Gift Aid entry receipt which entitled him to enter free of charge having previously visited the museum last year.

The Gift Aid receipt listed the contact details of the Fleet Air Arm Museum together with the date of purchase and Mr Bruno’s signature. Fortunately Mr Bruno placed the receipt in his camera case for safe keeping.

All would have been lost had it not been for the honesty and tenacity of taxi driver Darren Clark who found the receipt in the camera case. He contacted the Fleet Air Arm Museum and asked if their records could identify the address of the person named on the receipt. Thankfully, they could.

And Mr Bruno said: “Some say we live in a ‘finders keepers’ society, but events like this restore your faith in humanity.

“I am so very grateful to Darren and the Fleet Air Arm Museum for reuniting me with my much treasured camera.”

Source ThisistheWestCountry

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