Lonely Britain: When Esther Rantzen wrote in the Mail about her aching loneliness, she received an overwhelming response of heartfelt understanding

Lonely Britain: When Esther Rantzen wrote in the Mail about her aching loneliness, she received an overwhelming response of heartfelt understanding

11:59 PM on 12th October 2011

All by myself: But Esther discovered she isn

All by myself: But Esther discovered she isn”t alone in feeling lonely

Isolated: Young and old, male and female can feel left out of society (posed by model)

Isolated: Young and old, male and female can feel left out of society (posed by model)

Empty home: Being without husband Desmond Wilcox is the worst part of Esther

Empty home: Being without husband Desmond Wilcox is the worst part of Esther”s loneliness

One solution: Dogs are wonderful company (posed by model)

One solution: Dogs are wonderful company (posed by model)

Lonely: Sarah Bolitho wishes she had someone to have a coffee or go to the theatre with

Lonely: Sarah Bolitho wishes she had someone to have a coffee or go to the theatre with