Unlucky? 13’s our magic number
Date published: 13 June 2014
Photo: Darren Robinson
RECURRING number: 13 hasn’t proved unlucky for John and Claire Markwick and their daughter Mollie.
THIRTEEN is regarded as an unlucky number - but not by Oldhamer John Marwick.
There’s no suspicion of triskaidekaphobia - - fear of the number - in his family life. He associates the number 13 with only good fortune.
John, who works for United Utilities, moved from 13 Castleton Street in Werneth 13 years ago on Friday, April 13 - and ended up at 13 Chancery Walk in Chadderton.
He is now in the process of moving house with wife Claire and daughter Mollie and - providing nothing goes wrong, of course - expects to have moved today, Friday the 13th.
John (50) said: “We even moved to our last house in the 13th hour. I’m not superstitious at all — my father was born on Friday the 13th and my sister-in-law was born on the 13th.”