A military antiques collector has discovered one of the last remaining flags from the Battle of Waterloo in a shoe box.
Gary Lawrence bought the collection of items through an online auction and found fragments of the flag which dates back 200 years.
He is now restoring the flag, which belonged to the Coldstream Guards 15th Light Company.
The 58-year-old runs Waterloo Militaria with his son Luke, and says he has never found anything this historically significant.
He thinks the 1815 flag is even rarer than the only surviving flag from the Battle of Trafalgar, which sold for more than £300,000 in 2015.
Gary, who works as a window fitter is now working alongside a conservation team with son Luke, 28, who is an industrial painter.