A collector on Sunday night's Antiques Roadshow revealed the tragic story behind her valuable stash of football memorabilia.
The weekend's episode of the popular BBC show was filmed in Newby Hall as host Fiona Bruce and the team valued the public's treasured tokens.
Viewers watched as a guest asked for a valuation on a selection of items which belonged to her great grandfather, Ned Liddle.
Her family member has played for the likes of Southampton and Arsenal over 100 years ago, but was born in the North East.
The lady said: "He was born in Sunderland in 1878 and he played for Sunderland where he started off.
"Then he moved to Southampton, Clapton Orient, Southend and then finally Arsenal. He played from 1914 to 1920."
She told the show how her uncle had sadly passed away and she found the memorabilia while clearing out his house.
"We found a lot of the photos there," she said.
The guest revealed that Ned stayed in the game long after his retirement from the playing side.
She told how he acted as a scout for most major clubs and was still doing a job for Tottenham Hotspur until he retired at the age of 87.
And the haul grabbed the attention of the show's expert, Wayne Colquhoun who promptly told her what she could expect their value to be.
He said: “From what we see on the table here, a tray hallmark silver, I can estimate it to be seven or 800 pounds. His medals, £500 each on those solid gold medals."
The expert wasn't too sure on the valuation of the contract the lady had brought to the show, but said it could fetch up to £1,000 at auction.
He added: "So what we are looking at on the table here today is two or two and a half thousand pounds."
The exciting find is predicted to end up on a show in a museum, with Wayne saying there will be a lot of people interested in the items.
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