Letters dating from World War One were found by the team at Cabot Lane’s New to You depot.
The letters belonged to Lieutenant John Pitt Cary RN and included in the collection is a letter signed by King George V, rare newspapers, postcards from an Ottoman POW camp and letters to family.
This historic collection has been donated to the Imperial War Museum and is now available for study.
Poole’s New to You service supports disadvantaged people by providing quality pre-owned goods to those who need them most; they also run a shop that any member of the public can visit.
If you would like to know more about the scheme visit their website.