Man seeks owner of Christmas home videos from the 1990s found in St Albans shop (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Man seeks owner of Christmas home videos from the 1990s found in St Albans shop
Someone may get their Christmas memories back, as lost video camera footage from more than a decade ago has been found in a St Albans camera shop.
Ian Rance found about 20 minutes of family Christmas footage on some second-hand film he bought at Clark’s Camera Centre in Holywell Hill.
He said: "I was very surprised to find it, no one had played it for years and years. It almost felt like I was spying, but I’m glad I found it or it would have ended up in the bin."
The footage from 1991 shows two dark-haired children opening presents under the tree on Christmas morning whilst a baby is being fed, and an elderly couple playing with the children.
Mr Rance said: "I remember being like that when I was a lad, excited by the presents.
"That’s what it’s all about - the joy of the day. Perhaps it will brighten someone’s Christmas to see it again."
Mr Rance hopes to return the footage to the original owners.
He said: "I would be more than happy to return it and send them a DVD copy to play."
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