Hunt continues for old photo owners

One of the two collections of old photographs left at Warkworth Hospice, which featured in a story in Mahurangi Matters in August, has been claimed. Warkworth Museum manager Victoria Joule, who has been involved in tracking down the owners, says it appears a local family accidentally left the photos among goods left at the hospice. “However, they knew nothing about the other collection of much older photos,” she says. “The plan is now to scan the unclaimed photos and keep an electronic copy. We believe that there is a museum and archive in Ealing, Middlesex, where many of the photos seem to come from, so once we have electronic copies we can forward them to the museum to see if they want the originals.” The collection includes photographs dating back to the late 1800s.


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