Monday 19 March 2018

Dublin Airport launch public appeal to find owner of a 69-year-old photograph

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Dublin Airport are hoping to reunite a vintage photograph with its owner.

The photograph in question was found by an airline employee yesterday and handed into security at Terminal 1.

The photo, which is dated 1946, shows two young children playing outside on their bicycles.

On the back, there is also the names 'David' and 'Sandra' inscribed along with 'Neville Road, Bermingham'.

With 300 retweets on Twitter and 5,000 shares on Facebook - the image is quickly garnering attention.

"Can you please share the image as we would love like to reunite the photo with its owner as we’re sure it has significant sentimental value?" Dublin Airport wrote on their official Facebook account.

Paul O'Kane, chief communications officer for Dublin Airport told BBC News that this was one lost item that they "just could not ignore."

"We have more than 20 million passengers going through the airport every year," he said.

"One of our staff found the photograph under a plastic security tray and we felt we couldn't ignore it.

"The caption suggests it belongs to someone of Irish origin who is perhaps living in Birmingham. It is clearly of tremendous sentimental value.

"We shall also send a message to Birmingham airport to see if they can help us reunite the photograph with its owner," he confirmed.

If you know anything about the photograph, you can contact Dublin Airport via their Twitter, Facebook or switchboard on 01 814 1111.

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