This camera is by far my most precious of objects, and something that is very personal and dear to me. When I briefly lost my bag last month my main concern was not my phone, car keys, money or diary, but this little camera. It was handed down from my great aunt to my father, and from him to me, and the day he gave it to me I was overjoyed that he trusted me enough to have it. It was only last week that I realised just how much it means to me, when the shutter stopped working properly and I cried without hesitation. When I spoke to the repairwoman she said that it will probably cost more to fix than buying a new one would, but it is my irreplaceable treasure, something I have always hoped to be able to pass on to one of my children one day.

Saskia, 19, Student, Bristol, UK

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