Happy ending for lost pics
YOU couldn't make it up.Lost pictures, an unexplained journey and a happy ending. Exactly how a camera memory card turned up at a disused building in Ipswich town centre after its owners claim they lost it in Stowmarket is still a question without an answer.
YOU couldn't make it up.
Lost pictures, an unexplained journey and a happy ending.
Exactly how a camera memory card turned up at a disused building in Ipswich town centre after its owners claim they lost it in Stowmarket is still a question without an answer.
Geoffrey and Elizabeth Green, of Sheerwater Road, Stowmarket, have no idea how the card, which contained hundreds of precious family snaps, ended up 12 miles away on the floor of number 21 Lower Brook Street, which has not been lived in for 30 years.
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Proprietor Glenn Williamson found the card but claimed no one who had been working at the site, which is currently being converted into two flats, knew anything about it.
He handed it into The Evening Star offices and following an appeal in the paper, many readers called in having recognised the woman with the baby in the photos as Mrs Green, the deputy head teacher at Gusford Primary School, Sheldrake Drive, Ipswich.
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Mr Green said: “My wife picked up the photos from the card from Boots in Stowmarket in March. She went to put the memory card back into the camera but couldn't find it.
“We had a bit of a row about it because she could not remember what had happened with it. We just accepted it was lost but never got round to buying a new one, which is lucky. I don't know how it ended up in Ipswich.”
There were more than 270 pictures on the card, ranging from the birth of their child Megan, now nine months old, to her christening. Although they had printed off most of the pictures, the Greens are grateful that they can now get extra copies of the snaps and can use the card again.
He added: “We are over the moon that it was handed back in and can't believe people would go to the trouble of doing that.”
Owner of the building Glenn Williamson said: “The only connection I have with Stowmarket is that the plasterer comes from there so I don't know if somehow the card ended up in his van, which he drove over here. It is all very bizarre.”
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