In between working and shooting a lunch hour gopro session at Millers, I also repaired a cracked mirror in one of our antique dressers. And there behind the mirror, ensuring it's proper fit into the door, was an old newspaper from 1891!
Wednesday 30th September 1891 to be exact. It was called the Scotsman. Heaven help you if you had crappy eyesight back then, as there'd be no ways you could read the print on this thing without anything other than 20/20 vision. Yellowed from age, there it was - a mini time machine back into another century.
You could rent houses with water closets and coal cellars, there was much demand for "Situations" - which turned out to be job vacancies. Butlers and ladies maids were in abundance, with hopefuls describing themselves as "thoroughly good servants"!
There was an argument on the Letters page about whether drinking was the only cause of drunkeness, as one writer maintained that he'd seen people intoxicated on tea! And then there was the announcement of the discovery of Niagra Falls in the US.
Quite fascinating seeing a window into the past. On replacing the mirror, I packed a bit of a recent Sunday Times in behind it. Imagine what people will think reading one of those a 100 years from now?!