Like discovering a stash of love letters belonging to an elderly relative, our house has revealed a history. A meter cupboard was removed this week to make way for a new door and frame and these six different wallpapers dating from the 1890’s to the 1970’s were waiting for me when I arrived home. That’s ninety years of domestic history, ranging from the Victorian pink and brown speckle, followed by an Edwardian flower design, it’s art nouveau lines just visible, then a 1920’s/1930’s pastel stripe, a 50’s landscape complete with what I think were pelicans and finally a 70’s bold brown floral, making me nostalgic for my first memories of home.
- Sir Ralph Riley, plant geneticist who discovered the Ph gene, was born on this day, 23 October, in 1924 #notinthenpgyet No. 49 #otd 2 years ago
- Annie Taylor, traveller and missionary in China, was born on this day, 17 October, in 1855 #notinthenpgyet No. 43 #otd 2 years ago
- Summertime and the childcare is easy....... ice lollies, french bread, dairylea and several buckets of water and not a single mummmeeeee yet 6 years ago