Having found a few photos in an old Kodak Brownie camera purchased at Uptown Markets, Peter is keen to return them to their ori
Having found a few photos in an old Kodak Brownie camera purchased at Uptown Markets, Peter is keen to return them to their ori

Is this you?

By MEL MARTIN

THE hidden treasures found at markets are often someone else's trash, but one recent purchase at the Uptown Markets has uncovered a true sentimental treasure which the original owners are sure to want back.

During a visit to Coffs Harbour, Peter purchased an old Kodak Brownie camera at the markets, which had etched on it a clue to its original owner ? 'R Woodbury'.

"I noticed that the camera still had a film in it and, as I still have some dark room equipment, it seemed only natural to process the film, just in case something survived," Peter said.

Peter discovered that some frames did survive the times, so he processed them, with the best one being of a woman with a dog on a lead and a shed in the background.

"The camera has 'R Woodbury' scratched into it, and I would love to get the picture to the family if they are still about," Peter said.

The photo would have been taken some time after 1958, when this type of camera was first manufactured, and Peter said he was surprised to find the camera still in working order.

"I wonder how many cameras made today will still work after 46 years," he said.

If the person in the above photo is you, or someone in your family, contact the Coffs Coast Advocate on 6652 2522 and we will put you in touch with Peter.



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