Blog: Canned courage

Catherine Sleep | 14 February 2006

On this Valentine’s Day, let me bring you a tale not only of romance, but also great courage. Or perhaps stupidity, depending on your viewpoint.

Seventy-three year-old Les Lailey has just eaten a canned roast chicken that he’s been keeping in his larder since his wedding day in 1956. He and his wife Beryl decided that the occasion of their golden wedding was the moment to break the can open and consume the contents. Or at least Les did – Beryl, being a woman, was of course far too sensible to do anything but watch.

Now apparently the roast chicken in the can was absolutely fine, which is hugely impressive and gives cause for the canned food industry to pat itself on the back. Which of course it has done, with gusto. You can read more by clicking the link below.

Clearly Lailey is an all-round canny chap, as he’s now planning to sell the empty can on Ebay.

All in the name of love. Or thrift. Or something.


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