A century-old time capsule containing historic relics has been uncovered sitting in a Dundee delivery office.
The memorial was created by post office workers at the start of the First World War.
Though it was supposed to be kept in the postmaster general’s office in the city’s Meadowside, over the years its significance was lost.
Nearly 100 years later, the wooden box was tracked down by 56-year-old Janice Kennedy as she researched her family history.
Eventually, she traced it to Royal Mail’s Dundee East Delivery Office, where nobody knew just how important it was.
Janice, whose grandfather was a postman in Dundee during the war, said: “I read about the memorial in a diary that was passed down through my family.
“The book mentioned a poem written by the author’s brother called The Postman’s Shrine that was put in the capsule.
“I next thought about it when I was going to the McManus Galleries and saw work was being done on the old post office building where it was kept.
“I went to ask what was going on, but nobody could tell me.
“The building is owned by Dundee High School, so I asked them, but they didn’t know where it was. I also asked in the museum, but they had never heard of it either.
“Then I asked a postman who, by luck, knew where the memorial was.
“I was just in the right place at the right time. He had no idea of its significance, but it’s unique.
“When I saw the box, it looked quite small, but it was so heavy I couldn’t lift it up.”
The memorial contains letters from soldiers on various battle fronts and photographs of Dundee men and women, as well as stamps and coins from the time.
There is also a letter from the Lord Provost to his 2014 successor, and a number of newspaper cuttings from the time.
The time capsule specifies that it is to be opened on August 4 next year exactly 100 years after it was sealed.
As yet, there are no plans for the official opening of the time capsule.
Health visitor Janice said: “I hope we can find the descendants of the people who contributed to the memorial and that they can be present when it is opened.”