A WOMAN who bought a carpet in Kashmir in 1981 on a trip with her grandparents and her mother is appealing for its safe return after it was left at Oxenholme station. 

62-year-old Fionna Murray is from Stourbridge in the West Midlands. Her son lives in Edinburgh, and they met up halfway in the Lake District on Wednesday, October 18. While she was there with him, she gave him the rug 'as the only heirloom I have to give to him.' 

Sadly, in his rush to get on the train to Edinburgh, her son left it on the platform. It was rolled up in a black bin bag. 

She said: "It's hand-knotted silk and in excellent condition. I would be so grateful if anyone has found, or seen it for sale, to please hand it into the station or get in touch with your newspaper.

"I hope you can help me retrieve this much-loved item."