Box of memories found during renovation work

130731b   A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, dating from the late 1950's to mid 1960's, has been found in a house.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013
130731b A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, dating from the late 1950's to mid 1960's, has been found in a house. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013
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A box of treasured memories linked to a woman in Scarborough has been unearthed during a house renovation project.

The tin box was found by a builder working on a house in Loftus and was originally passed to the Whitby Gazette to see if the woman could be traced.

130731e  A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, dating from the late 1950's to mid 1960's, has been found in a house.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

130731e A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, dating from the late 1950's to mid 1960's, has been found in a house. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

The box contains love letters, photographs and personal items such as a library ticket and prize certificate from Burniston Show.

The items date from the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s and relate to a woman called Evelyn Wilson, who lived at Keld Runnels Farm, Scalby Nabs, Scarborough.

The letters are from someone called John and are postmarked from Bradford.

Following exhaustive efforts by the Whitby Gazette to trace the owner, or her family, the box of memories has now been passed to The Scarborough News.

130731a A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, has been found in a house.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

130731a A tin box full of love letters addressed to an 'Evelyn Wilson' and other items of hers, has been found in a house. Photo by Andrew Higgins 15/02/2013

If you recognise the name, photograph or address, and think you might be able to reunite the box with the right person, please contact reporter Susan Stephenson at The Scarborough News by calling (01723) 383877 or emailing 
susan.stephenson@yrnltd.co.uk