Coach company National Express is appealing to reunite a wedding album with its rightful owners - possibly living in the Sleaford area – ahead of what would be the 51st anniversary of the date they got married.
The beautiful wedding album, which is filled with black-and-white photographs, was lost by a coach customer last year – and promptly handed into staff at Birmingham Coach Station.
Details of the wedding have been lovingly filled in, listing the couple – who look to be in their early twenties – to have married at a mystery ‘St Clements Church’ on Saturday, August 7, 1965 supported by bridesmaids Julie and Christine and best man Derrick.
In Lincolnshire there are St Clements’ Churches in Rowston and Brigg, leading to speculation the couple may have married - and even still be living in the area.
Despite the best efforts of National Express staff to trace its rightful owner, the album, which names Patricia Cavanagh and Brian Lewis as the bride and groom, has remained unclaimed.
It was lost during what would have been the couple’s golden anniversary year - pointing to the possibility someone may have been carrying it to a celebration.
No records of the couple exist on National Express systems, suggesting if the album was indeed lost directly by Patricia or Brian, they purchased an on-the-day ticket, says the company.
Now, keen to return the album, which is likely to hold huge sentimental value, National Express staff are making the appeal public.
The wedding album has a well-worn cream cover – suggesting it has been thumbed through many times over the years. Inside are 15 charming black and white photographs speaking to a bygone age when Beatlemania swept the world and Morris Minors ruled the roads.
The bride wears a traditional veil and a brocade gown with a pretty pearl trim while the groom looks dashing and best man Derrick sports a classic nineteen sixties double-breasted suit.
Lost property manager Claire Horvath said: “The photographs of Brian and Patricia are absolutely charming and the wedding looks to be such a happy day. We don’t know who lost the wedding album but it is clear it must hold huge sentimental appeal to have been carried around after all these years. We’re really keen to get this album home – wherever that may be – and would be overjoyed for it to be returned to its rightful owner”. For further details contact Ros Golds on 0121 460 8419 / 07825 976 593 or firstname.lastname@example.org