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Builder finds 92-year-old message in a bottle hidden in his wall

By T.K. Randall
July 2, 2023 · Comment icon 4 comments

The bottle's contents were in good condition. Image Credit: Penny Calder / Facebook
Dan Dafforn had been working on his own house in Pembrokeshire, Wales when he made the discovery.
The 32-year-old had been knocking down an old fireplace when he noticed the tip of what looked like a glass bottle sticking out of the wall.

Upon investigating, he found that the bottle had a piece of paper rolled up inside.

"Luckily I didn't smash it," he said. "I didn't have a clue what was going to be inside, I could see that it was something, I was hoping it would be some kind of message."

"Although some sort of treasure map would also have been nice."
What he had found, as it turned out, was a hand-written history of the building which happened to date back to September 14th, 1931. It was entitled "A history of Min y Mor".

"I could tell it was something really special, the really old style handwriting was cool to see," said Dafforn. "My nephews were super excited and I actually had to keep them away because one of them was eating an ice cream over the top of it."

When his mother later posted up the discovery online, she was quickly inundated with responses.

"It's a pretty fascinating thing to have come across," she said.

Source: BBC News | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Hawken 1 year ago
An old fella stopped by my mom's house and claimed he used to live there when he was a kid and claimed his mother would hide money in the walls of the stairwell. But I don't think she's going to rip out the walls to find out if there's any money. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Abramelin 1 year ago
Maybe she will if the guy promises to give her part of the money, and repair the wall? I would be curious enough to do it myself if I was her.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hawken 1 year ago
Knowing my luck, I would rip it out and there would be nothing. Now I would have to spend money to repair the wall. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Abramelin 1 year ago
Maybe you could hire an endoscope. You know, that's what surgeons use to look around in your colon. No, not for money, heh. Burglers use them too. You drill a hole in the wall, and stick this bendable flashlight in the hole, and look around.

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