Woman reduced to tears after builders find notes from 1987 hidden in the walls

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Woman reduced to tears after builders find notes from 1987 hidden in the walls

A woman was reduced to tears when builders, who were renovating a property, discovered hand-written notes hidden in the walls.

The collection of notes were written by three children more than 30 years ago in 1987.

Andrew, then 12, Christopher, then 8, and Kimberley Colbeck then 3, wrote the scribbles to create their very own time capsule before hiding them in the walls of their terraced home in Guiseley, Leeds.

In a sentimental twist of fate, Kimberley, now 36 years of age, has been reunited with the notes she and her siblings wrote after spotting a Facebook post about them, Leeds Live reports.

“I cried when I first saw the note”, Kim said.

“My older brother Andrew sadly passed away two years ago. It was really emotional to see his writing.”

Kim’s late uncle was fitting a new kitchen when the two brothers and sister banded together to squeeze notes behind the tiles on the walls – one of them in a small glass bottle used as a time capsule.

They wrote their names, ages and the date it was at the time.

“Today is it Valentines Day. Yes. 14/2/89”, another message written by Andrew read.

The Colbeck family only moved from the family home in 2013. Kim, who now lives in Castleford, has arranged to meet with Darren Moon, the joiner who made the discoverey, to retrieve the notes.

“I was talking to my cousin about it and that house holds such big memories of when we were younger.

“That house was a massive part of my life.

“Hopefully I can show my dad, who actually placed the notes for us when we were kids. He is currently suffering with dementia.

“It would be nice to nice to see if he recognises it.

“At the beginning of the lockdown my dad contracted coronavirus, we had a full week of end of life discussions.

“He pulled through, I went to the hospital and he was dancing with the nurses, and he is now back at the home. We haven’t seen him since early March.

“I’m so pleased I can get something from my childhood and I’m now thinking of creating a time capsule with my own daughter.”

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