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Man overjoyed after being reunited with cap he lost 50 years ago

By Mason White 9:54 AM August 15, 2013
Neil Dyson wearing his cap 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A man is extremely happy after he was reunited with his beloved cap he lost 50 years ago.

The man lost his cap in the Greater Manchester theater about 50 years ago, but it was found during renovation.

The hat was found along with cigarette packs and candy wrappers during work at the Stockport Plaza.
Neil Dyson said he does not remember exactly when he lost it as he was a regular visitor to the theater as a child.

The renovation of the theater is meant to give the building the same look as it had in 1932.
Dyson said the cap “was not in bad condition” taking into account how old it is.

The Stockport Plaza opened its doors as a cinema in the 1930s but closed in 1966.
Then, it was used as a bingo hall for 30 years before being acquired by a company.

Dyson, who went to the building in the 1960s, said: “In those days, the school would bring us here as part of history lessons in English to see the works of Shakespeare. I guess I lost the cap during a tour with the school, but I do not specifically remember when I lost it.”

His mother had written his name inside the cap, and it was returned to Dyson after a public appeal by staff members of Stockport Plaza.

He said that he probably “got a good scolding” from his mother when he lost it.