About fifteen years ago I lived in Tollesbury, Essex, and worked in an office in South Hanningfield, Essex. One of my office colleagues lived in Canvey Island, Essex, and was called for jury service on a case at Southend, Essex. After his first day the case was deferred and he returned to the office for a day. unable of course to disclose any details of the case. I was friendly with an elderly lady in Tollesbury with whom I played scrabble once a week. On the evening of the above court case my friend asked whether I would mind us playing with another friend of hers.