Photo album found at Monkton Stadium bin

About three months ago I went to put newspapers in the recycling bin at Monkton Stadium (just before the bins were removed).

Friday, 27th January 2017, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 27th January 2017, 12:41 pm

They were overflowing and a lot of papers and household items were left on the ground.

I picked up a photo album and there were about 50 photos of a group of middle aged people having great fun at a variety of get-togethers, including the seaside, a fancy dress do, and a win on the Pools. There were two little girls and an older boy on some photos too.

The dress styles suggest that the photos were taken around the 1980s.

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The documents left on the ground indicated he was John Ovington with a wife Margaret, and they had lived in 109 Finchale Road in Hebburn, certainly until at least 2005. I am, sadly, assuming they have both died, his date of birth was 1929.

I would love the photos to live on with family or friends. They have clearly been cared for and must have meant a lot to the couple and I am loath to throw these memories away. There were also cards from a Gordon and Elsie, a Sally dated 2001, John’s sister Jenny, and a get well card to Auntie Margaret from Pamela and John.

There were also several books and two videos – Bambi and John Wayne.

I would love to have some info about the photos and return them to the family. I can be contacted on 07946290144.

Margaret Locklan