Mystery photographs looking to go home

Family photos from the 1950s are left at Oak Bay Rec Centre

A collection of family photos was accidentally left at Oak Bay Rec Centre amongst a donation of magazines for the weight room.

A donation of magazines for the users of the Oak Bay Rec Centre weight room yielded an unexpected surprise for staff: a small collection of old family photos from the 1950s.

The family, however, is unknown.

The anonymous magazine donation came in around March 8, says centre receptionist Emily Rees.

Since then, staff have been trying to determine who the donor was, to no avail.

The 10 photos appear to have been taken in the late-1950s. A few have names written on the back: “Molly,” says one; “Molly and Harry” reads another.

“One of the patrons found them in a stack of magazines that had been donated for the other patrons,” Rees says. “We hope we can reunite these beautiful photographs with their owners.”

Anyone with more information about the photos, or knows who they might belong to, is asked to email the Oak Bay News at or call 250-480-3239.