Interesting news has broken this week surrounding the controversial sale of Eccleston Mere to a mystery equity company. The Pilkington sailing club and the Pilkington Angling Association had hoped to buy the local beauty spot but the sale to the equity company now looks to be pressing ahead.
The motive for the company to buy the mere hadn’t been clear until this new information was leaked to our office earlier this week. A letter was received from someone claiming to be the nephew of senior Nazi SS officer Ernst Kaltenbrunner suggesting that a number of chests were transported to Eccleston Mere shortly after V day. They were transported in several trucks that were documented as carrying vehicle parts and they made the journey from Austria to St Helens in just three days.
Our source claims that his uncle told him that the chests contained over 80 tonnes of gold bullion, The original script for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a copy of the Erich Von Trapp bestseller “101 things to do with a Frankfurter.” Instructions were left by Kaltenbrunner to contact Magpies Nest on North Road to see what the chests were worth. Sadly, this never seemed to have happened.
It’s thought that a director of the equity company has stumbled across this information on a Geocaching website and that’s it’s listed as “all that glistens” with the clue being “St Helens isn’t merely twinned with Stuttgart”.
Meanwhile, all the pound shops in the town centre have reported a sudden increase in sales of swimming goggles, winter green and Speedos.