Fond mem­o­ries left in a bi­ble

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Left be­hind: Mata­mata Ge­neal­ogy Group is hop­ing to re­turn a hand­writ­ten let­ter, a 49-year-old post­card, an old news­pa­per ar­ti­cle and a wed­ding photo to the fam­ily of the orig­i­nal own­ers. Sec­re­tary Chris­tine Young said lo­cal Celia Moana found the keep­sakes tucked away in a bi­ble she bought at a garage sale more than a year ago.

‘‘The fam­ily prob­a­bly didn’t re­alise they were in the bi­ble when it was sold,’’ said Young.

‘‘It would be nice if they went back to a fam­ily mem­ber.’’

The let­ter and post­card are ad­dressed to a Len Sut­cliffe on Bur­wood Rd, with the post­card sent from Rome in 1965. The ar­ti­cle refers to Gen­eral Charles de Gaulle and his in­volve­ment in in­ter­na­tional money con­fer­ences. It is un­dated.

The wed­ding photo has a num­ber of names scrawled on the back, in­clud­ing the sur­names Grif­fin, Tyson, MaCo­hhum and Atkin­son.

If any­one recog­nises any of these names, they can con­tact the

on 888 7011 or email ni­cola.ste­wart@wrcn.co.nz

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