Contents of attic seeks family

In New Zealand, discovery of a suitcase full of memorabilia. Family sought– Mr. Gale or Alma Ansin. [via Megan’s Roots World]

The suitcase, filled with family photographs and personal letters, was found last Friday by builders working in the attic of Caleb Fryatt’s Tweed St home.

Mr Fryatt is hoping to find relatives of the person who owned the case and has appealed for them to get in touch.

He first found out about the suitcase on Monday when he received a phone call from Peter Gooding of Renovation Masters.

Mr Fryatt said he was amazed to find what it contained.

“The stuff in there is just incredible. It’s a very interesting find,” he said. “Once you start looking through it, you don’t want to stop. It’s pretty addictive.”

Among the letters and photos are military buttons, death certificates and clippings from the Bay of Plenty Times dating back to 1939.

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on December 23, 2007 in • Memorabilia
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What a great story! I hope the family members can be found.

A friend rehabbed several houses and put photos and notes in zip-lock bags inside the walls for future remodelers.  Don’t know how long the items might last, but what a fun surprise for someone.

Paula Johnson  on 01/03  at  03:40 PM

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