Appeal to reunite couple, possibly married in Devon, with lost photos

PUBLISHED: 12:08 27 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 27 July 2016

NATIONAL EXPRESS - 45 YEARS OLD
Pictured the August 7th 1965 Wedding Photo Album of Brian Lewis & Patricia Cavanagh at St Clements Church. The Photographic album was handed in after being found at Birmingham Coach Station and National Express would like to reunite the album with the family
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Ros Golds on  0121 460 8419 / 07825 976 593 or rosalyn.golds@nationalexpress.com
Picture by Adam Fradgley

NATIONAL EXPRESS - 45 YEARS OLD Pictured the August 7th 1965 Wedding Photo Album of Brian Lewis & Patricia Cavanagh at St Clements Church. The Photographic album was handed in after being found at Birmingham Coach Station and National Express would like to reunite the album with the family FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Ros Golds on 0121 460 8419 / 07825 976 593 or rosalyn.golds@nationalexpress.com Picture by Adam Fradgley

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A coach company is appealing to reunite a wedding album with its rightful owner – ahead of what would be the couple’s 51st anniversary.

The wedding album, which is filled with black-and-white photographs, was lost by a National Express coach customer last year – and promptly handed into staff at Birmingham Coach Station.

Details of the wedding have been filled in, listing the couple – who look to be in their early twenties – to have married at a mystery ‘St Clements Church’ on Saturday, August 7, 1965, supported by bridesmaids Julie and Christine and best man Derrick.

In Devon there is a St Clements church in Townstal, Dartmouth.

Despite the best efforts of National Express staff to trace its rightful owner, the album, which names Patricia Cavanagh and Brian Lewis as the bride and groom, has remained unclaimed.

Now, keen to return the album, which is likely to hold huge sentimental value, National Express staff are making the appeal public.

Lost property manager Claire Horvath said: “The photographs of Brian and Patricia are absolutely charming and the wedding looks to be such a happy day. We don’t know who lost the wedding album but it is clear it must hold huge sentimental appeal to have been carried around after all these years. We’re really keen to get this album home – wherever that may be – and would be overjoyed for it to be returned to its rightful owner”.

It was lost during what would have been the couple’s Golden Anniversary year - pointing to the possibility someone may have been carrying it to a celebration.

No records of the couple exist on National Express systems, suggesting if the album was indeed lost directly by Patricia or Brian, they purchased an on-the-day ticket.

The wedding album has a well-worn cream cover – suggesting it has been thumbed through many times over the years.

The bride wears a traditional veil and a brocade gown with a pretty pearl trim while the groom looks dashing and best man Derrick sports a classic nineteen sixties double-breasted suit.

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  • I've done a bit of research and it looks as though this couple married in Manchester where there are 2 St Clements churches, so probably unlikely to be from Devon, although they may have moved down this way. Unfortunately, I cant find any recent information on them. I hope they can be traced and reunited with the album.

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