What matters is toilets are safe
I just had to put pen to paper after reading two articles in Monday's Mercury (January 28).
I was reading the doormat saga on page 4. Any civilised person wipes their feet before entering a flat or house where there is a mat, especially in this weather.
Just supposing for an instance that there was a baby on the floor crawling around (they do) and you took your dirty shoes in without using a mat, now that is a health hazard.
Or you can be like Hyacinth Bucket and make people take them off at the door. Trouble is, you may not find them there when your visit is over.
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Looking at the photograph of the offending doormat, how many times do the occupants of the flats go out?
Do they trip up on the wood strip across the door? The idea is ludicrous.
Then, on the letters page, "Traders' toilets are a disgrace", a most horrendous letter about public not private toilets being unfit for the public to use.
What are the health and safety people doing about them?
After all, what is the most dangerous hazard, a humble doormat (doing a job) or disgusting toilets that are a real danger to health?
You couldn't make it up.
Enid Allison, Leicester.
I am hoping one or more of your readers might be able to assist me in my search for an old school friend from many years ago.
Her name was then Margaret Slater and, when we last met in about May 1950, she was living at 67 Roseneath Avenue, Leicester.
Her present age would be either 81 or 82.
Margaret had two older sisters, Doreen and Joyce, and a brother, Eddie.
Her father, Tom Slater, was a builder.
I had previously lived at 66 Roseneath Avenue, which was across the road from the Slaters, but moved to Mablethorpe with my family in the mid 1940s.
Any news at all regarding Margaret would be most welcome.
Ray Day, 11 Golf Estate, Golf Road, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, LN12 1LN.