When Vivian Curnow was a child, his grandmother would always write in his birthday card “Pickfords to follow with a truckload of gifts”. Grandma Curnow never did contact Pickfords; this was just her wicked sense of humour!
The phrase stayed with Vivian throughout his life. He would often recount the story to his wife, Janet.
Some 60 years later, Vivian decided to find out if Pickfords would deliver on his grandmother’s promise!
Vivian called his local Pickfords branch in Truro, asking if they could surprise his wife Janet on her 68th birthday by delivering a bunch of flowers and a cake.
And as you can see, they were happy to oblige!