Marriage bureaux were still in their infancy and, bound by the sexually conservative mores of the time, Stella found it difficult to gain publicity: in the early Sixties, few newspapers were willing to publish her ads, fearful they were linked with the sex industry.
In order to surmount this opposition, Stella had to get personal references from her local MP and the Bishop of Lincoln.
Finally, Poloyagan Beach have rocky outcroppings and coral reefs so one should be careful in trekking them.
I was very young and we'd never spent any proper time together.Born in Farnborough, Kent, in 1924, Stella Flanders, as she was then, initially trained as a nurse.Then, aged 24, she married Ernest Groschel, a Czech engineer 13 years older who had come to Britain to escape the war.It had been a heady romance, but once married, Stella regretted the union almost immediately."I knew within a month that I'd made a dreadful mistake.