The saga of lost ring rivals Tolkien’s best

SOCIAL media has reunited a couple with a wedding ring lost in Tamworth more than 12 years ago.

RING THING: Wendy Fisher with the ring husband David can wear again after it was found by Kelly Trengrouse, right. Photo: Barry Smith
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RING THING: Wendy Fisher with the ring husband David can wear again after it was found by Kelly Trengrouse, right. Photo: Barry Smith 080614BSA02

Kelly Trengrouse found a wedding ring in the backyard of a home she was renting in Church St  in 2002 with the inscription “Wendy & David 15.3.86”.

At the time she thought it would be very difficult to find the owners.

“I just held onto it thinking one day that I would be able to get around to getting hold of them,” she said.

The ring has since travelled from Tamworth to Currabubula, Gunne- dah and now to Quirindi with Ms Trengrouse.

“I was having a clean out of the house (a few weeks ago) and going through my jewellery box and found it again. That was on May 30. I thought I’d put it up on Facebook to see if anyone recognised it,” Ms Trengrouse said.

“It was not even a day before the people’s son contacted me. I thought it was great.”

Ms Trengrouse put it up on one of the Tamworth buy, swap, sell pages and someone suggested she put it on the Tamworth Memories page.

“It didn’t take long for people to come forward,” she said.

“One guy said he had friends called Wendy and David Fisher and that could be them. A couple of other people said they knew them and would show them the picture. Their son inboxed me and said how happy they were that someone had found it after all this time.”

The Fishers did not know how the ring was found in Church St because they had never lived there.

Mrs Fisher said they couldn’t remember where they lost the wedding ring, but are delighted to have it back.

“He doesn’t remember losing it, but a few days later, you realise you don’t have your ring on, so we looked in all the furniture, looked all around, checked all the cars out and tried to think where he’d been,” she said.

“It was nice to get it back because it has very sentimental value.”

The couple never replaced the ring because it was “the first and only one”.

“Twelve years ago, there was no way of finding out who owned it, but with Facebook the kids are all hooked up and our son, Luke Fisher, saw it. But, I got a message from my sister-in-law in Port Macquarie asking what date we got married, that was the first thing I heard about it.”

The ring doesn’t fit on Mr Fisher’s finger anymore, so he’s wearing it on a chain and is glad to have it back.

“He’s going to try to wear it on his little finger,” Mrs Fisher said.

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