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Polly

You lucky, LUCKY beggars!!!!

Not exactly back in MY day (but not far off I feel sometimes) but just look at what this couple have discovered in their house whilst renovating!      

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/a...-remained-untouched-60-years.html

Amazing!  Lucky beggars!  
bodger

Superb

It reminds me of a day when I visited an old house on Smallthorne Bank. The whole row was due for demolition and everyone of them had a small cast iron range fitted. They'd be worth a bomb now but I think that all of them would have had a sledge hammer put through them when the houses came down.
Woodsmoke

Wow! That really is incredible................

Testament to just how barking the original owners must have been if they just casually walled-off an entire kitchen though    
dtalbot

bodger wrote:
Superb

It reminds me of a day when I visited an old house on Smallthorne Bank. The whole row was due for demolition and everyone of them had a small cast iron range fitted. They'd be worth a bomb now but I think that all of them would have had a sledge hammer put through them when the houses came down.


Remember my grandma butting a sledge hammer through here small range in the living room fireplace at some point in the mid 70s. Would love one of those in the fireplace here now!
freckle

WOW! We looked at a run down former tenanted farmhouse once and it had a walled up room-you could see into it (layers of dust and dirt allowing a glimpse!) through an external window but there was no way into it from inside the house!  Didn't buy the property in the end but what a fantastic job finding a way into that would've been!!
Polly

bodger wrote:
Superb

It reminds me of a day when I visited an old house on Smallthorne Bank. The whole row was due for demolition and everyone of them had a small cast iron range fitted. They'd be worth a bomb now but I think that all of them would have had a sledge hammer put through them when the houses came down.


You know Bodger, our first William Sutton Trust house had little cast iron fire places in the bedrooms and they were fabulous.  Couldn't use them but they looked lovely.  When they moved us out for six months to modernise, we asked for them to be kept in and they said 'We'll see..'  When we came back, the'd been taken out.  

One day soon after, we were at Dagfields Craft and Antique Village just outside Woore, and there was one there!  Been shot blasted down to the bare iron so all the paint had been taken off and a price tag on it for 60!
Mo

Down the side og our garage there's an old iron fire surround that I recall was in the Living Room here. One day we will get round to doing something wth it.... or maybe someone will find it in years to come ;)
Seabird

When my son left uni, he and his friends rented a house in Smethwick, a really rough part of Birmingham, where there are drug gangs and regular drive-by shootings. (Yeah.... I was over the moon - not!!) Anyway, I was surprised when I went to see it - a real time capsule, one of those little houses which are sideways on to the road, approached by a footpath running along the front gardens. All the original pine doors, and a lovely working black range in the front parlour, complete with tap dispensing hot water!

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