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SOLVED: The mystery over shoebox full of WWI photos

Volunteers at the Acorns Children's Hospice in Solihull have reunited a woman with a shoebox full of family memorabilia dating back around 100 years, after she accidentally donated them.

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Mystery over WWI memorabilia donated by accident

Volunteers at the Acorns Children's Hospice are searching for a woman who accidentally donated a shoebox full of family memorabilia dating back around 100 years.

Workers at the charity's Castle Bromwich store in Solihull were delighted when a woman made a donation of old dancing and ballet shoes in the run-up to Christmas.

The shoebox which was donated by accident Credit: ITV News Central

But as they worked their way through the boxes of shoes, they discovered one actually contained more than 100 old photographs dating back decades, as well as other priceless family relics.

These include a reference letter for a man named William Cater, who worked as a chauffeur and handyman for the family at Bodenham Manor in Herefordshire.

One of the family photos found in the box Credit: ITV News Central

A rent book and old memorial cards from funerals were also found in the box, as well as a photobook detailing the Manor's transformation into a school during the 60s.

The donation of around six shoeboxes was made anonymously.

Another of the decades-old photographs accidentally donated Credit: ITV News Central

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