A bottle of whiskey with a message from 1887 found under the broken floor of a Scottish house a stranger

A bottle of whiskey containing a note from 1887 was found with a Scottish family from Edinburgh. The unusual discovery was made when a plumber broke into the floor of the home of Eilidh Stimpson, a GP from Edinburgh.

It turned out to be a letter from two men who laid the original floor in the house. Plumber Peter Allan couldn’t believe his eyes when he broke the floor in the Stimpsons’ home to install a new radiator. Under the ground was another floor, he found the bottle which is 135 years old. “The room is 3 by 4.5 meters and I cut out exactly where the bottle was, without even knowing it. It’s unbelievable,” he said. he told BBC Scotland.

The plumber immediately notified Stimpson of this remarkable discovery. The doctor responded with enthusiasm and disbelief. When I picked up my 8- and 10-year-olds from school, I told them I had very exciting news. And they asked me if they had hot dogs.” “They were so excited when they heard that a message had been found in a bottle, they thought it could be treasure.”

The family decided to get the note out of the bottle, but it turned out to be easier said than done. The paper started to tear, so it was eventually decided to smash the bottle.

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The note is from a bottle of whiskey. © RV

The note was signed and dated by two men: “James Ritchie and John Grieve laid down this floor, but drank no whisky. October 6, 1887.”

The family now wants to keep the note carefully. “I think we’ll frame it with part of the bottle. It’s so nice to have it in the house. To think it was there the whole time, that it could have been there forever, is unfathomable.”

Stimpson says he now wants to hide the lettered bottle underground again, perhaps for a new, historic discovery one day.

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