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Student appeals for owners of old film camera she found in charity shop


Keir believes the photos are from the late 1980s (Picture: Cascade News)

A student who bought an old film camera from a charity show is trying to track down the owners after developing the film and finding family photos.

Jodi Keir bought the camera at Barnardo’s charity show in Rosyth, and then took the camera home to develop it.

Once the photos were ready, Jodi discovered snaps of what appears to be a Highlands holiday.

They show a group enjoying a trip to the Highlands, possibly in the late 1980s, based on the cars and clothes in the photos.

Jodi, 21, said: ‘I buy most of clothes ad things from charity shops. I was just browsing and I saw this little brown case. I opened it and saw a camera, which is actually from the 1960s.’

Jodi picked up the camera at a Fife charity shop (Picture: Cascade News)

She continued: ‘I thought it would be nice if I was able to find the people who are in it.

‘It was so interesting to see and made you think, I wonder who it is and what their life is.’

‘You never know, this could have been the only photos of these people together, like a reunion.’

The photos appear to be taken in the Highlands (Picture: Cascade News)

Hobbyists have been developing old film for a while now, with Amelia Tait previously reporting in The Guardian that people often go on eBay or to charity shops to buy used, undeveloped film rolls.

There is a forum on Reddit called Forgotten Film, which has over 3,000 people and sees people sharing their photo finds.

Many news reports have been published about old photos being found on undeveloped film, trying to track down the people who might want a blast from the past.

Though Jodi is not the only one looking for the original owners of old film, and sometimes the search goes nowhere, she is hoping that her appeal will mean she can reunite the photos with the people who may be missing them.

Perhaps you recognise the people or places in the photos? If so, Jodi asks that you get in touch via Twitter.

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