Pensioner cashes in successful Grand country wide slip from forty three years ago

Bob Holmes is chuffed SWNS

A pensioner has finally cashed in his winning Grand countrywide wager 43 years after the race entire.

The lengthen wasn’t as a result of Bob Holmes, seventy six, became in fact sluggish.

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Bob only just found the successful slip that belonged to his father-in-law Joe Robertson, who positioned a £1 on pink Rum in 1974.

He found out it while helping his sister-in-legislations Rhoda Robertson, 79, circulate residence in Houston, Renfrewshire, in Scotland, last November.

‘I think he should have misplaced it – then turned the condominium the other way up looking for it,’ Mr Holmes pointed out when speaking about his father-in-law who died aged 85 in 1978.

He acquired £130 from the guess that turned into placed 43 years in the past SWNS

William Hill has now honoured the wager and paid him £a hundred thirty, which was adjusted for inflation from the £12 he would have received lower back then.

they’ll also give him some free bets for this weekend’s Grand countrywide race, and a donation of £a hundred thirty to Water aid – Mr Holmes’ charity of choice.

Joe Robertson and wife Annie Robertson in the Nineteen Seventies SWNS Bob Holmes left together with his wife Nancy picture:

William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe delivered: ‘It’s difficult to consider how somebody who backed red Rum would not have accumulated their guess as any individual who did usually boasts reasonably slightly about backing the Grand countrywide winner.

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‘Our old listing for an uncollected wager become agen sbobet in the 1970s when a lady only felt capable of move through her late husband’s clothing after seven years and located a slip in his go well with pocket.

Mr Holmes won’t be making the identical mistake his spouse’s father did if he wins this weekend.

He observed: ‘If my free guess comes in then I’ll be taking my winnings immediately. There’s been no paper exchanged for this so I don’t have anything for my infants to discover in forty years.

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