Devon Air Ambulance Trust’s Topsham Shop recently received a donation of an old tin that was more than meets the eye.
Inside were family photographs dating from the early 1900’s up to the 1970’s. One of the older photographs was taken in Exeter.
Sarah Woolfenden, the shop’s manager, said “ It seemed very sad that pictures of several generations of ancestors may be lost forever. Sometimes we get items donated that were not intended for us. If the donor signs up for Gift Aid we can trace them, but unfortunately in this case we don’t have any details”.
Sarah is using social media to reach out, and is hoping the family will come forward to collect their memories of ancestral history.
Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) has 15 charity shops around the county, including a pound shop in Exmouth and a furniture and electrical store in Exeter. A 16th DAAT charity shop in Tavistock will open on 7th November. DAAT’s shops take a variety of items from clothes to bric-a-brac.
Sarah and the rest of Topsham Shop hope to reunite the family with their lost photographs, while continuing to receive more fantastic donations.
If you have any information about the photographs please phone DAAT’s Topsham Shop: 01392 879 285