Mystery surrounds Mildred – the lonely Morris Minor left in…

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Mystery surrounds Mildred – the lonely Morris Minor left in…

Mystery surrounds Mildred – the lonely Morris Minor left in Hull car park for years
2021-08-29 04:00:00
Alone in city centre car park in Hull stands a puzzling mystery. Encrusted in a thin coat of grime, a vintage 1965 Morris Minor 1000 patiently waits for its next journey. It seems that wait has lasted several years. For the only signs of recent activity appear to have been occasional passing fingers creating letters and patterns in the dust. Read more: Pedestrian dices with death as he crosses Hull's busiest road Every day, it's joined by hundreds of other vehicles in the King William House multi-storey car park in Market Place only for them all to leave again as night falls. Commuters, shoppers and tourists alike come and go, but the Morris Minor remains a silently static feature under the dim lights of the concrete tower block which is now its home. A quick check of publicly available data on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website provides some limited clues about the classic car's history, but not its mysterious ownership. The vintage Morris Minor hasn't moved in years The vehicle hasn't been taxed since June 2019 but, as it's currently off the road and three-storeys up in the air, it doesn't need be taxed until being driven somewhere else. However, the car's MOT expired in July 2017. Without a current one in place, there's a risk of someone being clobbered with a fine of up to £1,000 should it get back out on the road. Finger-writing on the bonnet of the Morris Minor Keep up to date with the latest news by signing up for updates here. How long has it been in the car park ? It's not exactly clear, although if the MOT status is anything to go by it could be just over four years. The DVLA site does at least confirm the colour of the car under all that dirt is indeed maroon. But beyond that, the identity of the owner remains – for now at least – unknown. Who is the mystery owner? Still visible through the dusty windows is another mystery – a thin long object wrapped in brown plastic and bound black tape lying on the back seat. Find the latest traffic updates in your area In the corner of one rear window, there's a small sticker of the Leeds Grand de Parp, an annual event started in 2013 by the Leeds branch of the Morris Minors Owners Club – a reminder of more active days for someone's pride and joy. The only other clue is a more modern addition the car's classic retro curves – a sticker on the boot bearing the name 'Mildred' in prominent red lettering. Mildred the vintage Morris Minor 1000 dates back to 1965 In a city known for its quirky cultural installations, the idea of using a

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