Manchester clubber reunited with wallet after 30 years

A Manchester music venue has made an unlikely discovery: the ID of a clubber 30 years after she lost it.

Last week O2 Ritz put an appeal out for the owner of the lost wallet, posting a picture of its contents on social media, including a black and white photo, 12 pence and a Midland bank card. The search caught the imagination of the public and went nationwide.


Sarah Dale came forward shortly after, sharing her story of how it was misplaced on a night out with university friends.

“We used to go to Ritz all the time,” she told MailOnline, “but I don't remember that night. You'd think I would remember something like having my wallet taken, but I don't. I have no recollection of it at all.

“It doesn't surprise me that there was only 12p in it though, I was a hard up student in those days. I was on a tight budget of something like £10 a week.”

MailOnline tracked down Sarah living 200 miles away in south London.

Now a 51-year-old lawyer for the government's Crown Prosecution Service, she has put in a rightful claim for her 12p back.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant