WATCHING an edition of the BBC TV programme, ‘Heir Hunters’, earlier this month, I was struck by some similarities between the content and the Wigwam Lane playing fields in Hucknall.
The heir-hunting firm of Fraser And Fraser was searching for descendants of a gentleman who, some years ago, gave land on which to build a school.
The land ceased to be used as such in about 1999 and so because it was no longer used for the purpose intended, the law required it to be returned to the benefactor or, in this case, his heirs.
Even though the building had already been converted into flats, the law still had to be followed. Heirs were traced and received their rightful inheritance.