THEY say every picture tells a story.
And never was that more true than in the case of a picture Geoff Bunting bought for 50p at a car boot sale at Hillsborough Park.
It’s a picture that doesn’t only paint a thousand words – it also concealed quite a few other pictures besides.
Geoff took his picture – a limited edition print of a 1953 Pontiac motor car – home to Herries Road, Southey Green, and propped it up against a wall in the conservatory.
He planned to hang it up once he had finished redecorating his living room.
But he never got quite that far thanks to his dog Amber – part Border terrier, part Lakeland terrier, part art critic.
In a state of excitement she charged straight at the print knocking it over and splitting the frame.
And when Geoff, a former steelworker and welder who now plays drums for local band The Delcos, took it to bits to repair it he got a surprise.
For under the print he found an assortment of family photographs and a still life pencil drawing signed in 1987 by M C Shepherd.
Geoff, aged 53, said: “I’m not entirely certain what the still life is.
“I reckon it’s either a basket of flowers or a bowl of fruit. It’s not that great you see – but no doubt someone is proud of it.
“There were also quite a few other pictures at the back of the print and they look as though they may be someone’s family photographs.
“There are several of a newborn baby. Some of them show him on his own and others have been taken with his mum and dad.
“There are plenty of other pictures which show him at various times as he grew up.
“I reckon those photographs may have been behind that print for years. And wouldn’t it be nice for them to be returned to the family.”
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