Finding John Eldred“These lads, I came down and they said, ‘Can you swim?’ I said yes. ‘Can you save her?’ And I said yes.”

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It was one of those unforgettable radio encounters. Like a reunion of long-lost friends – except that Mary Thompstone and John Eldred have never actually met in person. They spoke for the first time today on Liveline, 66 years after John rescued Mary’s mother Anastasia from drowning. Mary put out the call on Liveline on Friday to try and find …