A suitcase believed to be over 100 years old and packed with more than 500 family photos, which are thought to belong to a family named Hamer has been found.
The suitcase was found dumped at the side of a road in Bacup, Lancashire, around a year ago and was handed in to the local police station.
Once police opened the battered case, they found hundreds of family photos, some dating back as far as 1915.
Mixed in with the photographs where a collection of military photos & family holiday photos, which are believed to be of the couple and their children in Abergele.
There are also notes and photos inside the case, referencing the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers corps of the British Army, including their military base near Snowdonia.
The Police Community Support Officer (PSCO), Chris Hamer, who is no relation to the family, has said the couple, who may have had a son named Jeffrey and daughter Jean, may have moved to Rhyl before the suitcase was returned to the family in Rochdale after their deaths.
PCSO Hamer believes the suitcase may have been stolen.
PSCO Hamer has said “I’ve had historians and other experts helping me out but it’s been really difficult. We think the suitcase may have been stolen and dumped, but there also could have been a house clearance. There must be someone in the area who is related to these people.”
If you think you can help, email the PSCO Christopher Hamer at email@example.com