Lockdowns prompted mass clear-outs of unwanted goods as people were forced to reassess just what they did – and didn’t – need in their homes. But for one Welsh couple, their relationship with their local charity shop had an unexpected twist when they discovered a unique World War One bedspread. Anne and Damian Ward of Llangammarch Wells, Powys, have been trying to find out the origins of the bedspread. “We were only looking for a nice table cloth for Christmas dinner,” said Anne. It has a 26m (85ft) lace circumference and displays the embroidered badges of 12 World War One regiments from across what was the British Empire.