Thank you, CD, that's helpful. Without wishing to appear a grabbing bitch, my uncle died recently and a woman we had never met before (but had heard of - she was the daughter of his and my late aunt's friend) suddenly appeared on the scene. She got power of attorney when he went into a home (he had Alzheimers, among other things), sold his house (which had to be done) and all of the personal things like my aunt's and my gran's jewellery have "disappeared". I asked this woman for some photos and she just gave me a few scanned in ones of my aunt and uncle with her parents. I'd have liked their wedding photo, for example, but no sign of this. She also kindly gave me a photo of my uncle which had been taken after he had died (unbelievable and shocking), and left the funeral laughing, while my Mum and I were left in the pouring rain and had to call a cab.
Her daughter is a solicitor and appears to be handling the will. I think it's all very fishy.