Help Little Dunmow father find his lost wedding ring

PUBLISHED: 09:30 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:42 12 February 2019

Graham Reinelt with his daughter. Mr Reinelt is pictured wearing his wedding ring, which he believes could now be lying in a Dunmow street.

Graham Reinelt with his daughter. Mr Reinelt is pictured wearing his wedding ring, which he believes could now be lying in a Dunmow street.

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A retired business man is appealing to Dunmow shoppers and residents to help him find his wedding ring, which he has had for more than 40 years.

Graham Reinelt, 71, believes his wedding ring, which he chose from an upmarket London street more than 40 years ago, may have slipped off his finger whilst he was running errands in Dunmow.

The ring is a wide gold band with a single raised diamond.

Mr Reinelt, from Little Dunmow, noticed his ring was missing on the evening of February 7 whilst at home. The last time he remembers wearing the ring was at a funeral held at St Mary’s Church in Dunmow on February 6, where he was explaining that it was quite loose, but he didn’t want to get it resized because it would cost £400, he had been told.

Mr Reinelt searched through his bins, coat pockets, hoovered all over the house and looked under every sofa over two days but still couldn’t find the ring. It was then he realised it could be lying on a Dunmow street.

Braving the rain, he also inspected the path leading up to St Mary’s Church, with no luck.

Mr Reinelt has now written a list of all the places he went to between the funeral on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening. On Wednesday he visited the Co-op in Flitch Green and on Thursday he went to the doctor’s surgery in Angel Lane, Dunmow, then walked to Market Place Dental, before heading to the Oxfam charity shop along Dunmow’s high street.

Mr Reinelt explained that his wife Avril is ‘destraught’ over the loss, adding: “She’s a bit cross with me not really doing as much as she thinks I should be doing.

“I have never lost it before. I can’t think I have lost anything before. I am generally quite an organised person. I am amazed I didn’t notice I lost it before Thursday. I am still a bit befuddled by it.”

Going on, Mr Reinelt, said: “I am getting to accept the idea that I won’t find it. I feel pretty bad about it.”

If you believe you have found Mr Reinelt’s ring then please contact the Dunmow Broadcast by calling 01799 513048 or emailing editor@dunmow-broadcast.co.uk.

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