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Old negatives returned to daughter of their late owners
OLD photographs found in a kitchen drawer have been returned to the daughter of their owners.
The Northern Echo ran an appeal after eight negatives were discovered in a house in Forster Street, Darlingtion, by Andrea Ward, 40.
Mrs Ward, now living in Middleton St George, near Darlington, found the images about 20 years ago and kept them when she moved house with the aim of one day finding their owner.
After the story went in the newspaper, Olive Maughan got in touch to say the couple pictured were her late parents, Frank and Ena Metcalf.
Mrs Maughan, 71, of Melmerby, near Ripon, North Yorkshire, said her husband, Ronald, recognised her parents.
She said: “My parents lived in the Darlington area although I’m not sure when they pictures were taken.
“When we were younger my mum and dad lived just outside Staindrop, between Darlington and Barnard Castle. I lived there until I was 16 when I got married.
"My dad was a farm worker."
Mrs Maughan said she now planned to get the negatives converted into standard photographs which could be displayed.
“It’s really nice to have them,” she added.
Mrs Wade said she was delighted to be able to pass on the photographs to a family member of the original owners.
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