Helen Wilcox, of Clifton, bought a £1 ticket for one hour parking at the carpark behind M&S, just off Albert Road on January 8th.
She says as she shut the door the wind blew it over and she was given a ticket.
She sent off the original ticket but was still told she would have to pay £25.
IN PICTURE: Helen with the ticket, and her friend Sarah Smith with the fine notice that she received.
PICTURE BY DAN MATTHAMS.