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Trace a long lost friend UK.
Find a lost friend, a childhood sweetheart, people search for a lost love, teenage best pal, that very first love, school, or an old friend all within our domain of expertise. People finding is indeed our niche market.
People Searching is what we do.
Are you planning to search for an old friend? We focus on tracing people from long ago who somehow got lost somewhere along life’s journey. Such as a result of a loves tiff, friends from School, Cubs, brownies, Girl guides, or boy Scouts, Youth club and accomplice to disco/dance venues.
How important is finding a lost friend?
Finding lost friends is the core element of what we do. Our people finder services are our daily bread and butter. We know that if you have not seen a long-lost friend for 40 years or more its assumed fate will intervene, and you will eventually turn up. Or will they?
Our over 60s clients tell us
Their desire to trace a lost sweetheart or similar can become quite obsessive. Especially when losing them in the first place was one of life’s great travesties and sorrows.
On a selfish note, they are aware one day they will probably have few remaining friends. Leaving them isolated and alone.
How did you lose contact in the first place?
Actually loss of contact with an old friend was often quite unintentional. For example writing their new address on a scrap of paper, then carelessly placing it into a back pocket. Next step-the washing machine! No digital technology then!
The cardinal sin was:-
Taking up with your best friends girl/boyfriend.
Another more sombre reason:- A so-called best friends taking up with your fiancée leaving you feeling abandoned. I myself was once on the receiving end of this, and was also to my shame a perpetrator. “What goes around-comes around!”
Who should you use to find your lost friend?
We suggest first entrust nobody else but yourself. Who better when searching to find your long-lost special friend? To help with this our founder John has assembled a much acclaimed informative piece on how to go about tracing someone:- click here
If eventually you find the search is beyond your level of expertise, you could try commissioning a professional people tracing service.
They all look very good to be honest. So the choice is down to you.
But one word of warning! Alarm bells ring when we see one or two offering “no find no fee” deals. Sound OK right?
But here is the rub: Someone has to be paid to research your case. Or they work on a non motivating results based commission.
If they are paid minimum £9.00 per hour that’s around £80.00 per day. Which means little time for high hanging fruit. Or the case will be quietly sidelined if labour-intensive.
A video of one of our people finding case studies.
Not exactly a “Spielberg “classic which in a way adds to its charm. https://friendsreconnected.co.uk/finding-mums-old-friend/ depicting two ladies from the W.R.N.S. whom we reunited after 40 years.
Can we help you find your old mate school friend or lost sweetheart?
A warm welcome to Sarah.
A former client named Sarah has become a firm friend of our founder John. She is now our honorary and very accomplished features blog/article writer. Here is her first article.
Reconnecting old friends
To trace an old friend where do we start? By sifting through all what we have described elsewhere on the site, which can take many hours. Then more hours to trace where they are living today. Usually a total of around 30 hours.
Which age group do most people search?
For sure the 1960s that so-called “Baby Boomer-era. Kids of yesteryear now today’s 70-year-old + grandparents. Although we receive enquires from all age ranges.
Were you yourself a teenager of the 1960s
We have a YouTube video clip for you. Poignantly reflecting more genteel times. Delivered by The 1960s music icons ‘Love Affair’ together with the unique voice of Steve Ellis.
“Bringing on Back The Good Times” Further Attribution to Co-writers: Phillip Goodhand-Tait / John Cokell, “Pathé News” YouTube.
The Over age 80s enquiries
Paradoxically, we see many UK ex-pats over age 80 seeking:- a long-lost classroom chums, childhood sweethearts, first love, work or a military buddy. Lovely to see them here.
Tracing a past love & the profound influential link of music.
A thought! What is it that unexpectedly triggers those semi dormant memories of a lost love or lost friend?
We Reckon The answer is:”Music”.
It’s usually triggered by a certain memorable song which leads the brain to regress. Transcending into nostalgia, melancholy, and often sadness. Crystallising the loss of a special friend from long ago.
Who was “your” special soul-mate all those years ago?
What was her/his name? Where was it, Clacton Pier 1959? Was her name Sandra by any chance? Were you listening to Russ Conway? Do you remember ‘Pearl Carr’ and ‘Teddy Johnson’ singing on top of the pops? I can!
When reminiscing the brain goes into overdrive.
Think of a silly joke you cracked to her/him 50 years ago. Incredibly today it’s right there again.
You both laughed then. Would you both laugh again today?
It would be worth finding your old friend just to find out. If they do, it means they retained a special place in their heart for you.
Another memory jogger is when I see kids playing on a toboggan.
Instantly I am back there again with my best buddy-Terence!
Just the two of us having the time of our lives. Making our way home after dark and causing anxiety for our parents. Terence, where are you today-mate?
That first love.
Nice memories of my first girlfriend and her lovely parents’ hospitality. No doubt having grave misgivings about me. In hindsight, I couldn’t blame them!
Finding a lost friend/people search journey. What are the chances?
In a nutshell Pretty good! But then again we would say that. Instead, don’t take our word, see thank you letters and testimonials.
Search across three continents. India-UK-Australia.
A fascinating and intriguing experience. Client not seen his friend since childhood when attending church in Calcutta 1955. Click here for the story
When you are done- there is more!
Sweden this time! Maria from Gothenburg and John from the UK:-Read John’s story:- click here Not seen each other since 1961 on a beach in Eastbourne. She reminded us of Abba. This search is still unresolved.
A Lost Love | Why did I do that?
In the case of a broken teenage romance why did they split? Usually a combination of early adolescence, petulant dogma, and naivety. In the case of the men a psyche aka “James Dean” and treat them mean!
People Finding | tracing lost friends is our niche!
If only there existed a parallel universe? Epitomised by this song “going back” by Dusty Springfield. Think of all those people you let go. Oh, to reach out and grab their hand once again.
Maybe it was an illusion. The rose-tinted glasses effect.
John recalls back in the 1960s he witnessed an inherent kindness (something often lacking nowadays) and an everyday common decency in people towards each other. Deference and respect for older people.
The 1960s and other memories: This quite unforgettable car!
The Hippies, Kings Road, The Roundhouse In Camden, unveiling of the incredible E-Type Jaguar, at the 1959 Geneva motor show. Road testing the “AC Cobra” on the newly built MI at speeds up to 200 mph, moon landing, and winning the world cup in 1966.
Searching For A Lost Friend | Time is running out.
Sadly today us oldies (as is this author himself) wishing to reconnect with an old pal, or first love is becoming something of a race against time.
Wouldn’t you just love to see them again?
Equally, no doubt your Old Friend would just love to see you too? As we lose friends and family in old age, we tend to lean more towards those remaining friends. Often deciding to seek out those whom you once lost.
Drawbacks when searching for a lost sweetheart
What dissuades old friends from reconnecting? Nobody can be sure. But…..vanity, self-consciousness, and embarrassment at how their looks have been ravaged through the ageing process. More so with the ladies than the men.
Here is an example of the effects of ageing. You left her as a teenager today you are both pensioners.
Remembering a former sweetheart/boyfriend.
From our experience people are prepared to risk damaging the memory image, to reconnect again. Would it bother me, NO!
So, you traced that lost friend | Then What?
After tracing a special friend from the distant past what happens next? After the initial euphoria, hugs, embraces and excitement subsides –
Where to take it from there?
A good start could be:- mutually recollecting some daft and crazy pranks you both got up-to.
‘Married, kids, divorced, single, poor, affluent, widow/widower. Good health, bad health, contented? But it’s hoped this time around the friendship will endure. Take it slow and not too pushy.
Link to those who saw military service.
Were you in the military? Here is a link to an excellent website.
Our only regret is our service has come too late for most of our WW2 heroes! If there are any of you still out there we would love to hear from you.
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We would like to wish you good luck in your search. If you would like to consider using our service or simply advice give us a buzz.
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