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Beloved Judy Garland shoes saved from fire wreckage
7:00am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
DEVASTATED owners of a bungalow destroyed in a ferocious fire have had a glimmer of hope, as a treasured pair of Judy Garland shoes survived the blaze.
Homeowners Tom and Valerie Grant were left inconsolable when a lifetime of belongings were destroyed in a gutting fire which left their home on the corner of Rose Road and Beverley Avenue, Canvey a charred shell.
Their heartbreak worsened when a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes worn by the Wizard-of-Oz star, valued at an incredible £3,000, was thought to have been ruined in the disaster.
However, after finally being let back into the wreckage since escaping the flames last Tuesday, the couple were overjoyed to discover the shoes were completely intact.
Tom, 64, said: “We were all devastated when the fire happened, we’ve been left with virtually nothing. But my wife was especially sad about the shoes because how many people can say they worked for Judy Garland?
“We’re absolutely thrilled to find they’ve survived.”