In praise of youth

PUBLISHED: 09:54 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:48 06 May 2010

SIR, — We hear a lot about the bad behaviour of the younger generation so I should like to give them an accolade. I am an 87-year-old Grandma. In the dark on a recent Saturday evening I was walking along the path from the Abbey Gateway to the Chapter Hous

SIR, - We hear a lot about the bad behaviour of the younger generation so I should like to give them an accolade.

I am an 87-year-old Grandma. In the dark on a recent Saturday evening I was walking along the path from the Abbey Gateway to the Chapter House entrance of the Abbey when I tripped and fell.

Fortunately I wasn't hurt by this undignified contretemps, the only casualty being my glasses. But I couldn't get up.

I could hear a group of teenagers laughing and talking on the seat at the top of Abbey Mill Lane so I called out to them. They came. They weren't very large teenagers so it wasn't easy for them to haul me up on my feet but they did it.

I was so grateful and went on to enjoy the Mosaic concert in the Abbey.

Thank you, to whoever you were.

GLADYS GOUGH,

Camlet Way, St Albans.

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