A WOMAN is trying to find a lost sister is hoping somebody in Trafford might hold the key.

Diane Pickering, aged 47, who now lives in North Yorkshire, contacted The Messenger in the hope that she could finally track down the sister she has never met.

She said: “I am looking for my sister, who was adopted either at birth or approximately six weeks after, she was born in 1963 in Stockport, possibly at Stepping Hill Hospital.

"My late mother’s name was Dorothy Dixon and she lived at Oldfield Road, Altrincham.

“After the birth, she stayed for a short time at Southlands Nursing Home, Bowdon, with my sister before returning home.”

Over the years, Mrs Pickering has worked tirelessly in the hope of tracking down her lost sister after being told about her existence by a member of her family aged 15.

She said: “I have found a birth record, which gives the child’s name as Juliette Dixon, who I believe is my sister.

"She was born sometime between July, August and September, 1963, and registered in Stockport. She was subsequently adopted by a couple and raised in Wythenshawe. I believe her to be aged 54

“I was told by family members about her and they said her father was Irish, but was unaware of the pregnancy as he left before the birth.

“I moved to North Yorkshire in 2004 having lived previously in Altrincham and Timperley.

“I have been looking for the past 18 months and have placed adverts on social media without success. I have also attempted to get the certificate, but haven't been successful.

“My only hope now is that someone out there can help me to find her.”

If anybody can help out, contact reporter Peter Devine at peter.devine@newsquest.co.uk or telephone 01925 596484.