Twitter users are trying to help return this very old wedding ring to its owner
Will the power of social media be enough?
Twitter users are harnessing the power of social media in an attempt to return a 63-year-old wedding ring to its owner.
Jonathan Hopkin, 38, from Nottingham tweeted three images of the ring, which he said was found by his wife and was inscribed with the letters A and P.
“Right, need your help twitter folk,” Jonathan wrote. “My wife has found this wedding ring and it has the date 15.9.55 and the initials A and P inscribed on it.
Right, need your help twitter folk.— Ed 034 🏆🏆 (@dingdinghopkin) October 21, 2018
My wife has found this wedding ring and it has the date 15.9.55 and the initials A and P inscribed on it.
I know it’s a long shot but we’d love to get it back to who it belongs to.
We live in Nottingham if that helps pic.twitter.com/wFILUrbC2A
“I know it’s a long shot but we’d love to get it back to who it belongs to.”
Social media soon jumped into action, retweeting the post in their thousands and offering detective work of their own.
Others have said that the records are hard to find, but if we assume they got married in Nottingham (which is a big if) there were 11 marriages between June and December 1955 where the first initials were A and P. pic.twitter.com/qbmDcHCUTj— Matthew Wilkes 🇪🇺 (@matthewwilkes) October 21, 2018
“My wedding ring means so much to me, I’d love to be able to get it back to the owner or their family,” Jonathan told the Press Association.
If you had some idea where they lived, you might be able to use electoral registers, but I don't think you have enough information.— Julie Thompson (@JETYork) October 21, 2018
Others simply expressed their desire for the ring to find its owner once again.
You can go to a priest and ask him to consult the church records. All Catholic weddings are registered. I do not know if there are any, but here in Brazil we have civil registry offices where birth certificates, marriages and other documents are stored.— Jânia Paula (@Janiaapaula4) October 22, 2018
Here’s hoping the precious item finds its way back home soon enough.