Episode 18: Sykes/Desborough
The home of a retired lift attendant from Leeds goes under the hammer at auction and the Heir Hunters are hoping for a good profit to pass on to any heirs they can find. As the team unravel the family tree, they discover that one of her grandfathers rose from groom to coachman to chauffeur as horse-driven vehicles were replaced by turn-of-the-century mechanisation.
In London, another team investigate the estate of a military man who fell in love and married an Italian girl while posted in Italy during World War II. As the search widens to find heirs, the story leads back to the UK and the deceased's childhood living in one of the UK's earliest forms of social housing, the Peabody Buildings in London. Show less