Mysterious hero leaves Barb wired

The photo of Barb Worthington and mum Evelyn that was returned
The photo of Barb Worthington and mum Evelyn that was returned
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A woman who lost a purse containing photographs of her late mother while holidaying in Blackpool had the sentimental pics returned by a kind stranger.

Barb Worthington (pictured), 55, lost her wallet while on a day trip in Blackpool last Tuesday – but it was delivered to her house safe and sound two days later.

Barb Worthington

Barb Worthington

Barb, who lives in Biddulph Moor, Stoke-on-Trent, said her purse must have accidentally fallen out in Lytham Road car park as she helped her disabled mother-in-law out of the car.

She said: “When we got to Blackpool I thought I’m not going to leave my purse in the car, I’m going to give it to my husband to hide in the compartment, and I think it must have happened then.

“I didn’t find out until I had got home that night.

“We came home on Thursday evening and a jiffy bag had been posted to me with my purse inside, but without a clue as to who sent it.”

The purse that was lost and found

The purse that was lost and found

The purse contained Barb’s driving licence and photographs of her mum, Evelyn, who died from liver cancer 20 years ago, as well as pictures of her two daughters when they were children.

She now hopes to track down the ‘Good Samaritan’ who returned it so she can say thank you.

She said: “I haven’t got many pictures of my mum. In those days we didn’t take many pictures, but there was a picture in there of my mum and me when I was a little girl that was really sentimental to me.

“I thought it was very kind and honest. I just wish they had put their address, but that shows that they haven’t done it for a reward, they have returned it out of the goodness of their heart.”

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