Cambridge Coincidences Collection

Well I Never!

Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University wants to know about your coincidences!

The car

Several years ago in the days of car log books my husband andI were in the cotswolds on holiday a town called Broadway I visited the ladies and my husband waited for me on a bench He was joined by another gentleman waiting for his wife and the conversation went like this Hello said my husband and so they got chatting The gentleman said he came from north wales and my husband said he came from Co Durham( not many people would know the small town of Bishop Auckland) Oh said the gentleman Do you know a town called Bishop Auckland yes said my husband that is where I actual

A voice from the past

When my children were very small, I took them, (from our home in Norfolk), to stay with my son's godparents, at RAF Cranwell, where they were stationed. This would have been in about 1969. While we were there, my hostess organised a shopping trip into Sleaford with some of her friends. One of these was the mother of a three year old girl, who was due to be brought back from playgroup at three in the afternoon. Our shopping trip overran a little, and we were a few minutes late back.

my co-worker

we have the same birthday-but differing years our youngest children are both called Henry and chose careers in the food industry our daughters both have Rosie in their name and for differing reasons struggle with maintaining their weight we re-met through this job after training together some years ago we have both come from working with children to working with adults we both became grandmas early both our eldest sons-were involved in severe accidents with transportation -sadly only my son survived the awful experience

STRANGE MEETING

Many years ago while holidaying in North Devon we bumped into a work colleague of my husband's. We were invited to join him and is wife at their holiday home that evening. We had a lot of difficulty finding the house and very nearly gave up but in the end found them. Also with them was the wife's elderly mother who during the evening was on the point of going to bed when the Thames was mentioned.

Chance meeting in Jersey

I lived at home with my parents in Beckenham My girlfriend lived in Islington, london. Two of my teanage friends while I lived at home were Robert and Jill. In their twenties they married and moved away. I didn't see them after that. My girlfriend and I married and moved to Clapham, London. Two years after we married we went to Jersey for a holiday. One day in St Helier my wife and i were walking around the shops. Then across the road were Robert & Jill. We couldn't believe it. Alan.

In an 8.08 state!!

When I check the time around 8.00am by looking at a clock or watch more often than not it is exactly 8.08 when i look

Foreign Typewriter

While on holiday in a Greek resort we wandered down a side street and came across a secondhand shop. The shop was closed but we had a look in at the shop window anyway. We noticed an ancient typewriter on display, with a partially-typed letter propped up in it. We then realised that the address typed at the top of the letter was the next street to our own in London.

mr w.okeeffe

I was in a town in the northern territories in australia called katherine which is an out of the way place. i was staying in a dormitory style accomodation when 4 people arrived next door,i could hear birmingham accents,being from there myself i went to see them & it turned out we were only a half a mile from each other at home, i commented that it was a small world, the one lad said ,not half you used to play football with my old man.when i got back home i saw his dad in the pub, he said when did you last see my son, i said, in a canoe paddling up the river to katherine gorge.

mr w.okeeffe

I was in a town in the northern territories in australia called katherine which is an out of the way place. i was staying in a dormitory style accomodation when 4 people arrived next door,i could hear birmingham accents,being from there myself i went to see them & it turned out we were only a half a mile from each other at home, i commented that it was a small world, the one lad said ,not half you used to play football with my old man.when i got back home i saw his dad in the pub, he said when did you last see my son, i said, in a canoe paddling up the river to katherine gorge.

Nearly Related

As an 11 year old I did not own a transistor radio. An 11 year old boy in my class at a primary school in Norfolk had a crush on me so I was able to borrow his transistor radio at the weekend. This ended after a few months. 50 years later living in a small village in Northamptonshire I meet the nephew of the aformentioned boy who also lives in the village. I could have been his aunty.

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