The search is on to find relatives of a soldier who fought in the First World War whose letters and photographs have just been found in Hebburn.
Two sepia photographs of young soldiers in uniform and a letter dated September 1918 were uncovered when a garden was being cleared at Lake View in Hebburn.
South Tyneside Council is trying to find relatives of the soldier who they believe the letters and photographs belong to.
One photo bears the date stamp of August 21st, 1943, and has an Essex address on the back of it. It is not known whether the soldier in the photograph is the author of the letter.
Unfortunately, most of the writing on the letter is too faded to read, but the signature of Jack Ringwood is still clearly legible.
"This letter and the photographs must have treasured memories attached to them and be of great sentimental value to someone out there.
The letter is over one hundred years old and is a piece of history.
It would be lovely to reunite these items with relatives of this young soldier."
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