The opening of a 100-year-old Dundee war memorial made by post office workers is to be part of the city’s commemoration of World War I, reports the Dundee Courier.
Local woman Janice Kennedy’s discovered the location of the historical treasure chest, while researching her great-great-grandfather’s brother Henry Adams.
She said: ‘It was quite emotional when I was invited to go and see it. It was in a beautiful oak cabinet with a brass plaque on it. The plaque said the box was to be opened by the postmaster in the presence of the lord provost of Dundee.’
It is thought the box contains a large number of letters, newspaper cuttings, photographs, old gramophone recordings as well as coins and stamps.
Since the find the post office, Dundee City Council and representatives from the army have all taken an interest and the opening of the box will form part of the city’s commemoration of the Centenary of the start of World War I.
Said Kennedy: ‘We’ve got something quite unique and different to anywhere else in the whole United Kingdom. We have been given a gift.
‘We don’t know who wrote those letters and that’s really exciting. There were no photocopies in that time so they were giving up something really precious.’
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