Photo gallery: Can you help us return Mabel’s lost photo album to its rightful owner?

An appeal has been launched to find the rightful owners of an album of old photos, which has been fo

An appeal has been launched to find the rightful owners of an album of old photos, which has been found during a house renovation. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Captured on camera a lifetime ago, these sepia-toned images hold lost memories of cherished friendships, kept safe in a smart photo album by a woman named Mabel.

But after this mystery set of evocative snapshots dating back to the 1920s was discovered in the dusty loft of a Norfolk home, EDP readers have been asked to help find the collection's rightful owner.

The album was sent in by Wendy Perfect, who came across it at her home on Reymerston Road in Garvestone, near Dereham.

The photos were originally found in the loft of a house being renovated by her daughter's ex-boyfriend – although she does not know exactly where that house was. Many are labelled on the back 'To Mabel, with love', while several have been sent from 'Winnie and Charlie'.

There are very few clues as to the location where they were taken, although the same notes reveal that one was taken at 'Arnewood Lodge, 1929', while others show a woman paddling on a shingle beach, a group of bridesmaids at a wedding, and a collection of smiling characters enjoying a day out in a town which could be a seaside resort.


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Mrs Perfect said: 'We came across them the other day and I would like to return them to a family member. I didn't want to throw them away, as someone must know or recognise who they are.

'I am curious to know if they are local scenes of the beach and countryside, as the house where they were found was in Norfolk.'

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She added: 'It's sad to think these are someone's heritage, and I'm not sure how old they are. I hope someone comes forward to claim them.'

Do you know who the photo album belongs to? Contact chris.hill@archant.co.uk or call 01362 854701.

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