Memory Lane: Mystery of war picture

Photograph dated March 30 1941 which was found on the floor near Poulton War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday 2010
Photograph dated March 30 1941 which was found on the floor near Poulton War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday 2010
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THIS souvenir of the Second World War has been in the police lost property office for more than 12 months, and now a fresh appeal is being made to find its owner.

The fading picture was found in Poulton Market Square on Remembrance Sunday last year, but no-one has come forward to claim it.

PCSO Mike Joyner said: “It’s an original photograph, so it could have a lot of sentimental value. It might belong to an old soldier or one of his relatives, so I’m sure someone would like it back.”

On the reverse, the owner has written “Athens March 30, 1941” but has only put his name as “Me.” Others in the picture are only listed by their first names, but also in the image are a John Williams and a John Steel.

The men look in relaxed mood, and were probably part of a British expeditionary force to Greece.

But their future was to become extremely perilous. The next month, Germany staged a blitzkrieg in Greece.

Anyone who knows the owner of the picture should ring Fleetwood police on (01253) 876611.