A woman met her natural mother every day for years without knowing they were related.
Carol Davis, 64, was taken into care shortly after she was born to mother Freda Pickering, 83, in 1948, and it was only when she tried to find her real mother that she discovered Fred was in fact her school bus conductor.
Freda is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "I never dreamt this would happen.
"It is lovely to get to know them all and we do have a proper mother-daughter relationship, though I do find Carol a little bossy.”
Carol added: "It’s amazing - she checked my ticket daily.”