A MUSIC venue is hoping to reunite a wallet with its owner, 30 years after it was lost.

The missing wallet, which is believed to have belonged to a then-teenage girl living in Thelwall, was recently found behind a radiator at the Ritz in Manchester – with the venue’s offices currently undergoing a refurbishment.

Now the venue, which dates back to the 1920s, is hoping to reunite the long lost wallet with its owner around 30 years after it went missing.

Staff are searching for Elizabeth Sarah Dale, who lived on Village Close in Thelwall and would now be around 50 years old.

In addition to a photographic ID, the stray wallet also contained a Cheshire Libraries and Museums card, a University of Manchester Whitworth Park Residents’ Association card from 1985/86, a Midland Bank cheque card, a payslip, an invoice and a small amount of change.

Chris Mann, bar manager at the Ritz, said: “We were clearing out the other day because we’re having a refurb in the offices, and it had fallen down the back of a radiator – it must have been lodged there since god knows when.

“Inside, it has a library card, an old Midland Bank cash cheque card, about 12p in change, a hand-written invoice, a payslip with the name of the company she worked for and a photographic student ID with an address in Thelwall.

“She would maybe have been about 18 or 19 back then, so she might be in her early 50s now.

“It’s coming up to our 90th birthday but this wallet has been here for about 30 years, so we just figured it might be nice to reunite it with its owner.

“We want to have a chat with them to find out more about what they were doing in the Ritz and whether they actually remember it.”

If you can help Chris to reunite Elizabeth Sarah Dale with her wallet, call 0161 714 4144.