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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    That staircase carpet......
    Nice find Dauntless. Hope this place doesnt get trashed
    Fortinetly, I am very tight with my locations, i've only given it away to two trusted explorers since I found it. If it does get trashed, it'll probably be the local kids.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Could of watered the plants for em Dauntless!!
    I think it's a bit too late already. ;)


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    It was much more common to find places like this in the '30's than it is today (judging from the photographic record) - but your excellent photographs Dauntless, allows the same story to be read. Three daughters from a monied family end up living in their family home after the deaths of their parents; which they probably never ever left due to their prospective husbands dying in WW2. Sadly for someone of my age, these spinster 'Aunties' could be all too common - just depended on how large your parents circle of friends was back then - and time were very different in those days. The six bedrooms ties in nicely with the type of family that obviously lived here back then - main bedroom for parents, bedroom each for the three daughters, maid/house keeper's bedroom and a guest bedroom. Classic large house for a largish family with means. Sadly the remaining furniture is pre and post WW2 mass produced dross, which indicates that if this was the old family home, the siblings gradually sold off any antiques to provide cash to live on. The phone and oil lamps are certainly not old, just modern (at the time) reproductions, e.g. antique phone don't have coiled, plastic insulated leads to the handset! The brick fireplace reminds me of a similar one in my parent's house, a late 30's to late 50's 'upgrade to the original open fire and marble mantle originally fitted. Done in the hope that a smaller opening to the chimney; from the fire opening, would allow more heat into the very high ceilinged Victorian rooms and make them warmer. Most did what the one at home did: blow more smoke back into the room on windy days! People always wonder why places like this are left; but if one has no other relatives, leaves enough cash to pay off any dues owed to the State and Utilities etc. and did not leave clear instructions i.e. Will or Instructions, then these time capsules will continue to be found. Quite a common thing when I was a nosey lad; sadly the State gets its sticky fingers into the pie far more often these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    It was much more common to find places like this in the '30's than it is today (judging from the photographic record) - but your excellent photographs Dauntless, allows the same story to be read. Three daughters from a monied family end up living in their family home after the deaths of their parents; which they probably never ever left due to their prospective husbands dying in WW2. Sadly for someone of my age, these spinster 'Aunties' could be all too common - just depended on how large your parents circle of friends was back then - and time were very different in those days. The six bedrooms ties in nicely with the type of family that obviously lived here back then - main bedroom for parents, bedroom each for the three daughters, maid/house keeper's bedroom and a guest bedroom. Classic large house for a largish family with means. Sadly the remaining furniture is pre and post WW2 mass produced dross, which indicates that if this was the old family home, the siblings gradually sold off any antiques to provide cash to live on. The phone and oil lamps are certainly not old, just modern (at the time) reproductions, e.g. antique phone don't have coiled, plastic insulated leads to the handset! The brick fireplace reminds me of a similar one in my parent's house, a late 30's to late 50's 'upgrade to the original open fire and marble mantle originally fitted. Done in the hope that a smaller opening to the chimney; from the fire opening, would allow more heat into the very high ceilinged Victorian rooms and make them warmer. Most did what the one at home did: blow more smoke back into the room on windy days! People always wonder why places like this are left; but if one has no other relatives, leaves enough cash to pay off any dues owed to the State and Utilities etc. and did not leave clear instructions i.e. Will or Instructions, then these time capsules will continue to be found. Quite a common thing when I was a nosey lad; sadly the State gets its sticky fingers into the pie far more often these days!
    You've probably have it spot on. You genuinely have all the answers. Thanks for all the info.

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    Those newspapers on the desk speak volumes good job
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    Great find,Thanks for sharing.

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    Wonderful find so envious. :D

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    It's amazing how something so liveable is allowed to be left to decay. Great find though.

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    That really is a great find. I love that old Philips TV, and the dial telephone (the real old one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter View Post
    That really is a great find. I love that old Philips TV, and the dial telephone (the real old one).
    Look very carefully at the 'dial'. It has 12 finger holes - old phones only have 10, 1 to 9 and zero. It is in fact a modern repro of the 1930's original, that is younger than the plastic GPO phone in another photograph. To enable it to work through modern exchanges of the day, the 'dial' is just a collection of push buttons under the circular finger plate. The cord joining the handset to the base on the 30's model was made from two strands of cotton insulated wire, nicely plaited together. The modern repros have the modern, permanently coiled plastic insulated lead.

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