Mystery of photo found in Shropshire street

By Toby Neal | Church Stretton | Features | Published:

Who's that girl?

Who's this unknown woman?

Bill Kerswell chanced across this portrait picture lying in a Church Stretton street a little while ago, and is hoping to trace the owner so it can be returned.

"I think I found it on the pavement outside a skip in Church Stretton," said Bill, who lives near the south Shropshire town.

"Maybe somebody intended to throw it on the skip, or discarded it, or dropped it."

Bill picked it up to save it: "Anything old interests me. It looks about 100 years old.

"It must be somebody's gran or great-gran. If the owners could be found they could be reunited with it, if they want it."

The image shows a young woman and the only clue is the stamp on the card of what must be the photographer – "Andrew Hunter, Manchester and Shrewsbury."

A dip into the internet yields little information about him but suggests that he was active around the time of the Great War.

Toby Neal

By Toby Neal
Feature Writer

A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history. Lives in Telford and is based at the Ketley headquarters.

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