A wedding picture is among the photos a Surrey couple discovered in a box at their home.

Are you missing a box of family photos?

Guildford couple wants to reunite numerous pictures with their rightful owner.

Arriving home after a summer vacation in 2007, Esther and her husband Jim were shocked to find the inside of their home completely flooded with water. The damage had been caused by a leaking pipe below the sink in the upstairs bathroom, and the damage to the main floor was so extensive that a restoration company was called in to fix it.

All of the couple’s belongings were moved into a Newton storage facility owned by the restoration company while repairs to the ceiling and floors were being done. Once the repairs were completed, the couple retrieved their belongings, unpacking one box at a time.

However, one box caught Esther’s eye. Taking a quick glimpse inside, she noticed the box was full of photographs and she decided to put it aside until she had more time to sort through it all.

The box remained in the couple’s basement for a number of years until Esther again stumbled upon it just over a year ago and decided this was the time to organize all the framed and unframed images.

As she began sorting, she quickly realized she didn’t recognize anyone in the photos.

The wedding photos, the RCMP officer in Red Serge, the young hockey goalie, a family enjoying Christmas dinner… no one looked familiar. Despite multiple calls to the restoration company, the owners of the box could not be located.

“There are so many photos here with sentimental value,” said Esther, “we just don’t want them trashed.”

The couple is hoping that someone will recognize the photos and help them reunite the family with their pictures .

“We just want them returned to their owners,” she said.

To view a slideshow of some of the photos, go to surreyleader.com. If you think you know who the photos belong to, email The Leader at newsroom@surreyleader.com

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