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Did you visit Sissinghurst Castle in September 2015?

May 16, 2017

A magazine ad may never pull at your heartstrings like this again.

A tweet of a short letter to National Trust Magazine is appealing to the internet in hopes of helping a man who is grieving for his wife.

British widower Alan Wright's note appeared in the magazine's Summer 2017 issue. In it, Wright recalls the trip he took with his wife to Sissinghurst Castle in Kent in September 2015, only a few months before she passed away.

While at the castle, Wright and his wife were asked to pose for a picture by another visitor, and he believes it be the last photograph of her before she died.

“I would dearly love to obtain a copy. Could you publish an appeal in the members' magazine? It would mean so much to me,” Wright wrote to the magazine.

The tweet by user @lyndles79 had already been retweeted over 1,900 times at the time this article was published, and Twitter is clearly hard at work. One user did some digging and replied: "2 people on tripadvisor have posted photos from Sept 15. Slim chance but maybe they took photo/captured photographer in shot?"

Another good Samaritan wrote: "Shared on Facebook have friends who work at Sissinghurst who may be able to help."

If you were the person in question, or know someone who may have taken the photograph, please contact magazine@nationaltrust.org.uk.

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