Published 1 day ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A pub owner has found a “good luck” message from the 1970s and a time capsule, hidden in the wall of his pub. The time capsule, which contained old tobacco tins stuffed with coins, tax discs and letters, was found by workers renovating the Duke of Cumberland in Holcombe near Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Dating back to July 1973, it was left by the landlord at the time Eric Pockson for future pub owners to enjoy. “It has become a huge talking point,” the current owner, Toby Brett, said. During the renovations, most of the internal walls were taken down and the time capsule was found in a wall between the old snug and a corridor to the toilets. “By the time I got there, the builders had dug it all out. So it just smelt of a builders site and there wasn’t like a waft of the 1970s,” said Mr Brett, who has owned the pub for 11 years. “From what we understand, the landlord at the time was called Eric Pockson. He was a retired army captain before he came back to England and was in Bristol… Read full this story
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