'Keeping Grandpa alive': the internet's photographic treasure hunt

By Jonny Weeks

After finding his grandfather’s old travel photos, Australian David Tomkins used the public’s help to track down exactly where they were shot. Now his attempt to retrace Grandpa’s steps is nearing its conclusion
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From the moment he discovered a box of intriguing colour photographs tucked away in his grandfather’s cupboard, David Tomkins felt compelled to learn more about his relative’s life and travels. Where exactly had he been? And what were his adventures like?

They were questions to which he thought he might never know the answers – his grandfather, Stephen Clarke, having been unable to recall them before his death in 2013.

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