Widow, 86, reunited with wedding ring she lost 50 years ago in potato patch
The Guardian|December 04, 2021
“It was a wee bit emotional,” said Donald MacPhee, reflecting on the day he reunited a woman with the wedding ring she had lost in a potato patch in the Western Isles 50 years ago.
Libby Brooks

“It was a wee bit emotional,” said Donald MacPhee, reflecting on the day he reunited a woman with the wedding ring she had lost in a potato patch in the Western Isles 50 years ago.

Peggy MacSween, 86, believed that the ring had gone forever after it slipped off her finger while she was gathering potatoes at her home on Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

But after learning of her lost ring during a conversation, her fellow islander and metal detectorist MacPhee made it his mission to unearth the treasure.

He spent three days searching Liniclate machair, the sandy coastal meadow where the potato patch had been situated, with a metal detector.

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