A Crowded Place
January, 2008
A retired dentist is emigrating to New Zealand tomorrow because he thinks England is too crowded.
Eric King-Turner and his wife, Doris, will set out from Southampton on a 12,000-mile cruise taking them to their new life.
Eric is 102 years old.
'What's important is that when I'm 105, I don't want to be thinking, "I wish I had moved to the other side of the world when I was 102"'.
This week the Office for National Statistics said England was poised to overtake Holland and Belgium as the most crowded nation in Europe.