Thursday, July 24, 2008

Church reveals its 142-year-old secret
A VICTORIAN message in a bottle was uncovered at a church yesterday.

Contractors restoring the floor at St Helen’s Church, in St Helen Auckland, County Durham, were stunned when they discovered the 142-yearold bottle, with a piece of paper still inside.

The message, which states it was written in 1866 when the medieval church was restored, gives details of the restoration and the people who carried it out.

Pretty cool. They should conserve it a bit and then put it back.