Annie appeals for return of lost wedding anniversary bracelet that became a lucky charm after she defied doctors who said she would never walk again
A woman who lost a bracelet cherished as a lucky charm, and which she had worn every day for 32 years, is appealing for help to find it.
Annie Masters, 74, had not taken off the custom-made jewellery item since husband Colin gave it to her on their wedding anniversary 1988.
At that time, the couple, who live in Allen's Green near Sawbridgeworth, received some bad news. Annie was involved in an accident and was told by doctors she would never walk again.
She spent more than four months in hospital, so to cheer her up, Colin bought her an extra-special present to celebrate their 11th anniversary.
He commissioned a jeweller in King's Lynn, Norfolk, to make a unique bracelet. Annie adored it and it became something of a lucky charm. "I did walk again – after some while, but I did it," she said.
The last time Annie knows she had the bracelet on was when she visited Bishop's Stortford on Friday October 2. She went to Herts and Essex Hospital before a trip to Eden hair salon in Water Lane. She then returned to Allen's Green and visited her local pub, the Queens Head.
It was not until the next morning that she realised it was missing. "It's just like it's disappeared into thin air," she said. "I wear it all the time, I can't believe I didn't realise it was missing."
Annie has searched high and low at home, retraced her steps all over Stortford and asked various jewellers whether it has been taken to them, but all to no avail.
If you can help, contact Annie on Facebook or call Cat Barkley at the Bishop's Stortford Independent on 01279 216515.