Nightclub bosses reunite 1980s clubber with wallet she lost 30 years ago

The Ritz nightclub found the wallet behind a radiator (SWNS)

A Manchester nightclub has managed to reunite a wallet with its owner who lost it partying on night out – more than 30 years ago.

Staff at the Ritz club recently found Sarah Dale’s brown leather wallet stuck behind a radiator during refurbishment work, which is thought to have been lost sometime during the mid-1980s.

The wallet contained 12p in change, photographic ID with a black and white passport photo and a bank card belong to a then teenage girl called Elizabeth Sarah Dale.

Sarah now lives 200 miles away in South London, and works as a lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Sarah Dale now works as a lawyer for the CPA (LinkedIn)

Sarah told Mail Online: ‘We used to to go to Ritz all the time.

‘I used to really like going there and bop around to Eighties music.  

‘We went there quite a few times 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.’

The contents of the wallet show it was lost in the 1980s (SWNS)
Ritz nightclub are now trying to reunite the wallet with its owner (SWNS)

The photo shows a young Sarah with shoulder length hair smiling at the camera and wearing a crimped, jacket or blouse.

A Cheshire Libraries and Museums card, a University of Manchester Whitworth Park Residents’ Association card from 1985/86, a Midland Bank cheque card, and a payslip were also found inside the wallet.

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Chris Mann, bar manager at the Ritz, said: “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.”