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Lurking behind a plasterboard wall.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BigRobCanUFixIt, 25 Oct 2011.

  1. BigRobCanUFixIt

    BigRobCanUFixIt

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    Hello all.

    Just removed some plasterboard around the fire place and found a scrunched up news paper from 1975..... 3 years older than me!!!

    it was 4p........

    there were tyres for cars advertise for £4.00 and a building society offering savings interest a 8.5%

    I thought it was quite cool and am going to deposit newspaper pages all behind the walls now like a time capsual for the next people who decorate.

    Anyone else time capsuled their house?

    Anyone founf anything cool lurking in their homes?

    Rob
     
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    yeah.... i found these smallish bones and teeth when i dug up the cellar floor... there was the bits of a doll too.....

    No there wasn't !!!! it was a joke !! ;)

    But what a good post Big Rob... it's a treat finding old newspapers !!

    And what a good idea staching a few recent ones.... like the NOW final edition?
     
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    I found a newspaper in the loft of a house I was working on once - it was from 1971.
    A house was for sale on the Penn Road for £4K - about 4 yrs ago, they were going for more than half a mill there for very similar :eek:

    My wife also nannied for a family whose house belonged to Roy Wood (of Wizzard fame). When they had decorating done, old psychodelic paintings were found beneath.
     
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    I used to get told off a lot as an apprentice for stopping and reading those old papers we found when we were on the re-mods. Not just the adverts and news, but that actual reporting style and content was an eye opener

    Slightly OT, but if ever you are doing a basement excavation, its worth having a few old bones to hand and scattering them in the dig. The Police do a wonderful job, it saves your back
     
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    I worked on a house years back and found a paper...1963...Top 20 was in it with Elvis at No.1 (Can't remember with what) and a new group The Beatles with their first entry at the bottom with 'Love Me Do'
     
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    there is a TV guide on there....

    only 3 channels and radio channels too.

    Check this one out

    9.55 on BBC 1 - The Kojak Movie "The Marcus Nelson Murders" starring Telly Savallas

    my set the Tivo to catch that one!!!

    Oh the firemen got a £6.00 a week pay rise and now they are trying to get their hours reduced from 48 to 40.... they'll be wanting paid holiday next!!!

    And a priest has got involved in a planning dispute as he though 10 houses would not be suitable in the green lands between 2 other houses....... I think there is a whole new estate there now of about 70 houses!!!!

    This is great reading. Just the words and the details they go into on the stories. Some of this would probably be deemed a bit non PC...
     
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    Does this jog your memory? :)
    http://tinyurl.com/68wgdem
     
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    Good post, quite a bit of fun finding those old papers.

    Today I was actually in the local archive section of the library checking thru the local papers 30 years ago for some information. It was weird seeing local shops now gone. The price of cars/food/clothes.
    Got the year wrong and have to go back again to find what I`m looking for.

    Point being this is on most`s doorstep and we never use the service. My local library holds records back to 1790 apparently. Could be a few weekends doing more research on the microfiche about some family history :D
     
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    When we did our loft conversion I took a piece of skirting board off and found a page from a newspaper dating back to the 1920s!! Can't remember what it had on it now, but i've kept it so i'll dig it out tonight and let you know some of the more interesting bits off it.
     
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    Sounds great. Until you realise that the inflation rate that year was 24%. :eek: :eek:

    Things seem bad now, but it's only 5%. You youngsters got it easy. ;)

    People who didn't know what was going on moaned about Maggie, but with 'Sonny Jim' and Dennis running the show, we were fecked.
     
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    People who didn't know what was going on moaned about Maggie, but with 'Sonny Jim' and Dennis running the show, we were fecked.[/quote]

    Call me padantic, but it is "Sunny" Jim :)
     
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    Lots of info also on Ancestry.com Alarm, and the mormon website strangely has loads of records. Have traced ours back with my brother ..... you find all sorts of thieves and vagabonds :eek:
    Interesting post BigRob its somehow nice to look back ..... and fascinating too.
     
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    I bet it was cat Sh*t. Don't know why people keep 'em.
     
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    found this one under the lino of my old mum's house

    sadly I had profesional carpet fitters in later and didn't get to see any of the other old stuff they pulled up. They told me they found some from 1919

     
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