A woman has discovered a photograph of her dead mother from almost 60 years ago after browsing a regional daily’s archives.
Earlier this year the Express & Star made 3,000 photos dating back to the 1960s available free to the public online, as part of a project which eventually aims to preserve its entire 140-year-old archive in digital form.
Mrs Lloyd came across the photo from January 1961, which she had never seen before and shows her mother working at a chainmakers.
The 55-year-old, from Dudley, told the E&S: “The photo was taken three years before I was born and I had no idea it existed.
“I was doing some online research into local history for Cradley Heath on behalf of a friend when I came across the Express & Star photo archive website.
“When I was scrolling through the photos of Cradley Heath, I was taken aback to see my mum in there.
“It brought a lump to my throat as none of the family knew she had been photographed at work back then. It was unbelievable to see her.”