Thursday, September 13, 2007

Margate Couple Scoop £8m

by Isle of Thanet Gazunder Money Editor Dud Fivers

A couple from Margate are celebrating their good fortune this week after picking up a massive £8m cheque.

Sid and Doris Wantsum went from rags to riches after seeing an advertisement in a glossy architecture magazine at their dentist. 'It was inviting designs for an arts centre in Margate,' a delighted Doris told the Gazunder. 'Sid used to be a builder and had the plans left over from a conservatory he put up, so we took a chance and sent them in.' A week later a cheque for £8m arrived.

The couple say they are now planning to spend the money on a big house in Marbella (Shurely Margate? - Ed.).

Here's how you can cash in:

1. Draw building on back of fag packet.
2. Post to SEEDA/Arts Council/KCC
3. Sit back and plan your holiday - the cheque's in the post!

5 comments:

Millicent said...

Well Joseph Paxton first drew the designs for the Crystal Palace on a napkin in a station buffet. Nine months later it was finished and the Great Exhibition opened in Hyde Park in May 1851.Pity he's not still around as I'm sure he'd have made a good project manager and wouldn't have stood any nonsense or unnecessary delays.

Eastcliff Richard said...

And with 8 million quid he could have built us 10 Crystal Palaces!

Adem said...

ha ha.... I actually laughed when I read this.

Obviosuly made up as no one would be silly enough to give away £8million for such a flimsy idea......

Eastcliff Richard said...

Well there's a grain of truth in it. A couple from Margate have just won £8m on the lottery.

Eastcliff Richard said...

And it coincidentally happens to be the amount wasted by KCC/SEEDA etc. on the aborted 'offshore' Turnip Centre.