Mercury Facebook fans come to the rescue of lost wallet man

PUBLISHED: 17:32 06 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:32 06 February 2014

gy pic stories 0702

gy pic stories 0702


Great Yarmouth Mercury readers came to the rescue when a man lost his wallet at Gapton Hall.

Steve Texera was due to jet to Cape Town, in South Africa, at the weekend and feared the loss of his cards and driving licence would cause him grief - not least with hire car firms.

But readers were quick to help after he contacted the Mercury and a message was posted on the Mercury’s Facebook page.

Mr Texera believed he had lost his brown leather wallet, which contained all his cards, driving licence and travellers cheque card, outside Sports Direct at around 11.30am on Tuesday.

Within minutes of the help message being posted on Facebook, reader Christine Rosati wrote: “When I was in Boots on Gapton today around 11.45am they were talking about a wallet they had found.

“That was a brown leather one. So guessing they have it for safe keeping.”

And soon after, on the same evening, reader Anne Marie Branton posted: “I handed a wallet in to Boots this morning containing bank cards and driving licence.”

Mr Texera phoned Boots on Tuesday night, but said staff working late at the dispensary told him they did not have access to the safe.

He tried again on Wednesday morning, and the result was a happy ending.

Afterwards he emailed the Mercury his thanks.

He said: “I got my wallet back this morning, Boots had it. I just want thank you again. The power of social media again hey.”

And he added: “Thanks a million.”

The Mercury’s Facebook page now has more than 6,500 likes.

To become one of our followers and receive local news and views direct to your page, log into Facebook and search Great Yarmouth Mercury and click the ‘like’ button.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury