MEMBERS of a Huddersfield family have been reunited by the discovery of a bag of an ancestor's mementoes.
A bag containing dozens of photos, letters and cards belonging to the Kaye family of Almondbury was discovered on a waste tip by Thornhill Lees man Mohammed Al-Khattab.
As well as photos, there were service booklets from churches in Almondbury, anniversary brochures dated 1894 and 1923 from Almondbury Wesleyan Sunday School and two 19th century prayer books, owned by Allen Kaye, of Upper Fold, Almondbury.
Mr Al-Khattab brought the collection to the Examiner last week and on Friday we appealed for anyone who recognised the items to come forward.
Almondbury women Judith Turner and Molly Metcalfe spotted their ancestors in the pictures and contacted the Examiner.
Mrs Turner, 60, lives at Benomley Crescent. Her maiden name was Kaye. She saw her great-great-grandfather Henry Kaye in one of the pictures.
Mrs Metcalfe, 71, of Fernside Close, had the maiden name Farrand.
She noticed that one of the pictures matched a photo she had at home.
It shows her grandmother, Sarah Farrand, with one of her children, Eliza.
Sarah had two other children - Amy and Joseph, Mrs Metcalfe's father.
Sarah Farrand's maiden name was Brook and it was her sister, Louisa, who forged links with the Kaye family by marrying Henry Kaye's son, William.
William and Louisa's grandson - William Henry Kaye - was Mrs Turner's father.
Both Mrs Metcalfe and Mrs Turner are delighted that the mementoes have been found. They looked through the items together.
They were joined by Mrs Turner's sister, Valerie, 58, of Almondbury, and Mrs Metcalfe's cousins, Jean Rayner, of Fenay Bridge, and another cousin, Gordon Adamson, of Lepton.
Mrs Metcalfe said: "I have no idea how they would have got to a waste tip.
"I don't know who in the family would have had the pictures.
"I knew as soon as I saw them that it was my grandma, because me and two of my cousins have each got a copy of the picture."
Mrs Turner said: "I have been researching my family tree, so it has come at a good time.
"I hoped this might bring out more relatives - and it has.
"I have been a bit stuck with some of my ancestors, because the same family names seem to be re-used through the generations."
Mrs Turner, who lives with husband John, continued this tradition by naming her daughter Sarah Gilbert.
In turn, Sarah has used family names for her daughter, Lydia Kaye Gilbert - who is four today.