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Family heirlooms recovered from Recycling Centre

HW Martin Waste staff find safe containing valuable family heirlooms in Derbyshire

Family heirlooms recovered from Recycling Centre


A Chesterfield couple have expressed their heartfelt thanks to the Team at Bolsover Household Waste Recycling Centre who helped them retrieve a safe full of precious and irreplaceable items which had accidentally been sent for scrap.

Having accidentally left a safe containing valuable family heirlooms when moving house, with the new owners removing the safe and taking to the local Household Waste Recycling Centre, Matt and Nicole Tacey were convinced they would never see it again. However after contacting the recycling team at Bolsover the staff were all too happy to help and managed to recover the safe before the skip was emptied. The team onsite also helped the couple open the safe as the mechanism had failed, and were surprised to find the contents included jewellery left by late relatives and a flag retrieved from the bombing of Pearl Harbour which had belonged to a member of Nicole’s family who served in the US military, as well as the families passports.

Matt Tacey said “The sense of relief was overwhelming and I rang Nicole straight away to tell her we’d got it. We were incredibly fortunate. The guys at the Recycling Centre didn’t have to authorise the search, or take the time to help us, but that 20 minutes of kindness has ensured those invaluable sentimental treasures remain with us. We just want to say a massive thank you, they’ve made a significant difference by such kindness”.