Have an interactive look at mystery World War Two photo album
ENCAPSULATING images, which tell the tale of an RAF pilot during World War Two, have been anonymously donated to a charity shop.
The mysterious photo album is currently sitting in the Cancer Research store, in Darkes Lane,Potters Bar, valued at �65.
However, the annotated piece, which closely follows the tour of a man known as ‘Siam Joe’, is so interesting and unusual, store manager Dorota Phillips has decided to accept bids to raise as much cash as possible.
Mrs Phillips told the Potters Bar Edition she hopes to find a worthy owner – maybe even someone who knew him.
“It’s one of the most unusual things we’ve ever had here. It’s very collectable, and probably my favourite item we’ve ever had.
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“It’s always exciting when you get something unusual.
“In this shop we’re very fortunate that we get very nice collections, so we would like it to go to a good home,” said Mrs Phillips, who has worked at the shop for nearly five years.
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The pictures show, among many subjects, Siam Joe’s squadron (HQ 20 Squadron RAF, in Madras) and times in Egypt, Burma, Thailand and India – during as well as post-war – along with photos of his youth in Haringey, North London.
Mrs Phillips, 33, added: “A man brought it in with a couple of boxes of things.
“But that’s all we know. It would be really interesting to find out more.”
? Do you have more information on ‘Siam Joe’?
Contact Potters Bar Edition reporter Simon Wesson on 01707 384185.
To view the album click on the links, however if you would like to own it yourself, you can bid for the item by visiting the store or calling 01707 651225.