The lady has sent me a couple of photos of her bottom bracket! (After a few attempts at getting her to point the camera at the bike in the right place).
The frame number is obliterated by either a lot of paint or, more likely i fear by a fair degree of corrosion (judging by the rough area on the metal next to it and around where it should be). I think is probably been wire brished pretty hard prior to spraying.
Pitty, would have been nice for you guys to know that its not "all fur coat and no knickers" as my gran would have said.