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GALLERY: Daughter who uncovered treasure trove of love letters from her father to her mum during WW2 to give Accrington library talk

Virginia Aighton was given a suitcase before Jim Allen’s death more than 10 years ago but couldn’t bear to open it

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A daughter who uncovered a treasure trove of love letters from her father to her mum during the Second World War will visit Accrington library for a talk.

Virginia Aighton, known as Ginny, was given a suitcase filled with letters, photos and telegrams before Jim Allen’s death more than 10 years ago but couldn’t bear to open it.

After finally deciding to see what was inside, she was ‘amazed’ to find dozens of love letters and correspondents to his fiancé Ella living at Sandy Lane in Accrington.

Ginny, a former Accrington High School pupil, will visit Accrington Library to talk about her book ‘Jim’s story, A Case of Love and War’ and her inspiration to write it.

The talk will take place from 2pm on Saturday, May 9 and is free to attend.

For more information call Accrington Library on 01254 872385 or speak to a member of staff at the enquiry desk.