Building contractors FWA made some exciting discoveries as they began the restoration work as they opened up the structure of the building. They offer us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who made Eastgate House their home.
As part of the first phase of the works, the team found a number of items beneath the floorboards of the house including a toothbrush made of bone, a gentleman’s collar pin believed to have been used in the early 20th century, and a small folded letter believed to be more than 150-years-old. The little note is thought to be an exchange between two pupils at the time when the house was a Victorian boarding school for girls.
A rough transcription of the wording is;
“My Dear little Girl, I am very willing to excuse you. no my dear Girl I bear no Malice I will come present-ly and kiss you if that will do any good. Allow me to remain, my dear Your Friend that you are
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