THE mystery of three old photos found during a restaurant refit has been solved.
Martin Corless, the owner-chef of Volare in Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, unearthed the pictures behind some wall units.
He was curious to find out more about the people on them, so decided to get in touch with the Examiner, which ran his story on Monday.
Reader Jane Saville, 91, of Lightcliffe, immediately recognised the smart couple in one of the snaps. They were sister-in- law Lily Mitchell with husband Wilfred. Both are now dead.
Mrs Saville has an identical photo.
"I would be interested to know how the photos got over to Skelmanthorpe," said Mrs Saville. "I have never heard of any relatives over that way."
Lily was the sister of Mrs Saville's late husband, Thomas. She died in 1988 at the age of 94. Wilfred had died some years before.
Lily lived in Elland all her life.
Mrs Saville said: "We were very close, myself and Lily."
She does not know what year the picture was taken.
Reading through her Examiner, she could barely believe her eyes when she saw the picture. "I have one on my album. It's the same photo," she said.
Mrs Saville believes the photo of a boy could be Wilfred in his younger days, while the remaining snap is of Alwyn Maxfield. Alwyn was cousin to Lily and Thomas.
Mr Corless's restaurant was once an antiques shop.
He thinks the pictures may have fallen from an item kept for sale.