Search for An Old Friend
Going about – finding someone in the UK | Rekindling old friendships.
Many of us as we travel on our journey through life (if we are lucky) accumulate one or two special friends.
How To Find A Lost Friend
Search for an old friend. It could be a person who was once a school friend or perhaps a special childhood romance-sweetheart. The image above is of a long-lost sweetheart from the 1970s. Resplendently attired in her Britannia Airways uniform.
Sadly, the majority of these relationships either alter or simply just disappear through the passage of time. Well, helping you to rediscover your old friend is what we do!
There are many reasons, amongst the most common are:- relocation, change of circumstances, new friends superseding the old.
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We are happy to help in your search for an old friend Ok, how to find a lost friend how can we help you trace them. You know the one who was once so very important in your life. Sadly, it’s often the case that contact was originally lost due to a gradual fading away in regular contact. Nothing dramatic, or abrupt, it just inexplicably happened. There are of course a host of factors – too numerous to cover here.
Trace an old friend in England
We assist in tracing people anywhere and everywhere in searching out old friends. However, although being ourselves based in England, it is naturally our target focus.
Find a Lost friend | People Finder services
Seeking otr lost friends. Let’s look further into what contributed to losing them in the first place.
As our lives go through various stages and circumstances it’s inevitable that sometimes old friends are (inadvertently) moved aside. Sadly in favor of more newly acquired ones.
Sometimes we realise too late how much old pals are priceless.
The ones who are so often taken for granted. Quickly become lost friends. Often receding in priority over the new ones. Sadly many people don’t realise how important are their very oldest friends.
There is something special and unique about old friends who are always dependable, and “still there” despite anything, and everything. Let’s go search for an old friend who you left behind.
It’s common to have a number of different best friends along your journey through life.
However, these friendships often change, evolve and indeed sometimes devolve. Usually due to circumstances. In some cases, they (sadly) just faded away.
Only, later on sinking in long after they lost them) did it ‘click. Perhaps they treated their old friend quite shabbily. Taking them for granted by assuming they will always be there regardless.
Reuniting with a lost friend – how to?
As a starter, we suggest the following: Speak to any mutual friends whom you both may have been acquainted with. The more people you can find who you were both associated with them, the better chance of a successful trace.
Try approaching old school mates whom you both knew and people you grew up with. Find out if there is a web listing of places such as a former youth club haunts etc, you both might have attended. Basically, do not leave any stones unturned.
How About Electoral Registers?
They are a very useful sources out there for tracing a person especially from the distant past. Often you can comb through these directories as far back as the early 20th century.
However, without the precise road where they once lived at that time, it becomes a mammoth task. You need to spend time combing these old directories; from end-to-end.
There are also some local libraries’, as well as old telephone and Kelly’s directories which can be useful. All of these books can potentially lead to successfully finding your old friend.
What about Facebook and other social media platform?
Its common knowledge social media is a useful tool. Did you know that more than 70% of adults in the UK use Facebook?
Equally important it’s the most popular platform, amongst the age’s 50 -80’s age group. This is the main age range of users for our services. Conversely, Snapchat and Instagram are the most popular platform amongst the under 25’s.
Using People tracing websites
There are a number of such organisations to be found out there- all ostensibly offering to the lay-person what seems very similar services.
However, and significantly most of these agencies require an address for the individual/s listed within the last 5 years (sometimes 10).
This enables them to carry very quick online trace checks.
If they are licensed debt collection type people (or similar) that have access to this information easily.
So, if you know where they resided within the last 5 years, the trace should be routine and straight forward.
Indeed, usually, these traces take no more than a few minutes and cost around £30.00.
The other type of search is the ones which we offer. They are historic tracing services going back many decades.
Taking up far more time and brainpower. Often taking up to one year or more to conclude. These are the type of ‘people search traces’ we undertake.
People Find Traces
Surprisingly some of our searches stretch as far back as the 1940s. Actually very little online stuff helps very much here.
Instead, it involves checking through numerous non-digital archive records. Birth, Marriage, divorces, deaths, Deed poll, and Ship passenger lists.
You will not get a quick result on these types of searches here. They just cannot frankly be undertaken for a fee of £30.00. Can you imagine working;- day-in and day-out, for months on end, for the princely sum of 30 quid!
What are the chances of success when seeking to find a contact from the past?
Based on feedback: It’s about 50/50. It’s a risk, but there can be much to gain. Especially when you eventually reconnect with that lost friend.
But if the first time around you rather abandoned or let that person down, there is quite a high percentage chance of failure this time around. Even if more than 50 years have elapsed since you last met.
This particularly applies in the case of broken romances.
Especially when you damaged their ego. Thus leaving a bitter after-taste. The feeling of mental bruising and injured pride lingers on for a long time.to be honest, who can blame them!
Equally and quite significant even when people are happy to renew acquaintances, sadly often the reconnection does not last long. Very disappointing, when you have moved ‘heaven and earth’ to find them again.
We see many cases where once the initial novelty and euphoria in reconnecting has ‘worn off’ the friendship fizzles- out. Leaving both sides thinking – “oh well it really wasn’t meant to be”.
Keeping in touch. Social Media communication can often create complacency
One of the downsides of this technology is you don’t need to try so hard. The individual is permanently on tap at the touch of a button on the computer keyboard.
Thus taking away some of the magic excitement (of a letter or phone call) now lost with digital communications. They simply become an addition to their social media book. Making them frankly a bit sloppy about it.
We can’t say for sure but in our opinion:
Once mutual recollections are exhausted, there is nothing much new to be said/added.
Finding today you have very little if anything in common now, and eager to get away.
Now finding themself being boxed into a corner with really nothing much more to add creates a dilemma. Usually what happens is instead of AN abrupt severance of communications, they let things gradually slip away. Instead of replying immediately, it can take a week, then a month, then- never.
But if you really want to give it a go – you could always try us! We will for sure give it our best shot to help find your old friend online. Or alternatively, try another of similar type agencies.