William’s bottle found overseas

Four year old William Slade pictured with the letter that he received from the German family who found his message in a bottle while on holiday in Denmark.'112541b
Four year old William Slade pictured with the letter that he received from the German family who found his message in a bottle while on holiday in Denmark.'112541b
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A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy was thrilled to learn his message in a bottle which was thrown into the sea had turned up - in Denmark.

Little William Slade, who attends Dovecote Playgroup in Dean Road, was inspired to send the message after watching a programme about it on a children’s TV channel.

His grandparents threw it off a ferry on the way to Holland, and less than three weeks later William received a letter from a German family who had found it while on holiday.

Mum Katie, of Caledonia Street, said: “He wrote his name and how old he was on the message.

“We tried throwing it in the North Sea on the north side but it kept coming back to shore so, in the end, my parents threw it off the side of a ferry so it wouldn’t come back.

“It was finally found in Denmark by a family who were on holiday in Denmark who came from Germany. They wrote back only two-and-a-half weeks after it was sent to say they had picked up the bottle and sent a picture of themselves.

“William is absolutely over the moon - he’s really.

“He has written back to the family and we are awaiting their reply.”