JUST one photograph can hold a wealth of precious memories.
Whether it’s a holiday snap, an old school photo or the picture of your perfect wedding day.
But one unfortunate family is missing hundreds of photos, which a Marsh man is determined to reunite them with.
Martin Flanagan found a black leather bag full of photos in the car park of the flats where he lives on Eldon Royd Court.
The selection of around 200 photographs includes wedding pictures, a group of women dressed in country and western outfits, seaside snaps and an invitation to the silver wedding anniversary of a Mr and Mrs Mills.
Martin, 42, said: “These are somebody’s memories. There has got to be someone out there who knows who these people are.
“I would hate it if I lost all my photos like this person has and they need to get them back.”
Martin has visited all his neighbours to check if the photos are not theirs; but no-one recognises them or anyone in the pictures.
He said: “I presume someone has stolen them thinking the bag contains a laptop and then dumped them here when they realised they were photos.
“The bag looks as though it could be a laptop bag – it’s a black satchel-type bag.”
Martin, who lives with his dog Chica, said: “Some of the photos go back to the 1930s and 1940s – you can tell from what they’re wearing but some of them also have dates on them.
“Then there’s photos of kids on a trip to Blackpool with donkeys on it and some from what I think looks like Skegness.
“One bloke in his late 50s keeps cropping up in the photos – he’s in nearly every one.
“The wedding photos are in mint condition protected by white paper – they look as if they could have been taken yesterday.”
Martin said he found a photo of Lindley Liberal Club bowling team which he believes was taken by the News Of The World newspaper.
He said: “The picture has News Of The World printed on the top.
“Quite a few of the men in the picture are in their late 60s so I reckon if they were still alive now they’d be well into their 100s.”
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