On Wednesday August 9, about 4.15pm, our car ground to a halt with a burned out clutch, on a steep incline near Mapperton House.

We would like to convey our heartfelt grateful thanks, from two senior people, to the kind people of Beaminster who came to our rescue.

Most of all we would like to thank a lovely gentleman, who would not give his name, who towed us to safety with his truck to await the RAC, who then returned later with delicious hot chips.

We would also like to thank the two gentlemen in a Land Rover for providing our ‘What Three Words’ location, which helped us stay in contact with the police.

This experience finally ended safely after travelling 64 miles in the exceptional care of the RAC.

Thank you, once again, to the wonderful local community.

Sam and Freda