regular commenter Vin sent me these photos of a fantastic passport photo find. he also sent me the actual photo which i’ve put in my found photos tin.
in due course i’ll add it to my davescollections website, but i’m frightened to do that at present as it may not survive being updated due to the same problems i had with funkypancake
and here’s the rest of the junk. in there is an MP3 casing and a cigarette lighter.
can you believe it, i managed to reunite this chap with his lost travel card! hoorah for a happy ending.
in all my time collecting photos for davescollections, this is the first one i’ve reunited
for those interested in the story of reunition:
from the ticket i knew his local train station, so i found which train operators run out of that station and phoned their lost property department. they put a note with my phone number in his file and when he went in to buy his replacement ticket he got the message to phone me
i found this train pass on the way to work yesterday morning. it’s still got a month to run on it and costed 235pounds and thirty pence. i phoned his local train station and they took my phone numbers so if he gets in contact i can hand it over to him in person.
i’ll let you know what happens and if i do meet him i’ll be sure to capture the moment on camera and post to davescollections
(i’ve obfuscated (great word, but probably spelt wrong) all the sensitive details on the picture)
update: reunited here
i walked past this little scrap of paper yesterday morning and after a few steps i thought “i wonder if that’s a passport photo”, so i went back and found it again.
here’s a photo of it. it was stuck in a muddy puddle under a little bush on the edge of the road.
i managed to kick it out from under the bush and flip it over and it WAS a passport photo !
once i knew what it was i was happy to put my hand in the muddy rain to retrieve it for the collection.
i can’t explain the joy of finding a genuine passport photo, especially in such unlikely circumstances. so i won’t.