A family home that once belonged to siblings Jack and Audrey Newton has now gone up for sale, and with it goes all the post-war contents. The house has remained untouched since the 1940s, and so, many things of the post-war times are seen lying around in the house – from teddies to amputation kit! Check this out to know more!
1. Jack Newton with sister Audrey Newton
A family home which hasn’t been touched since the 1940s is today set to be auctioned – along with all its post-war contents. Grange Farm, in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, between Rugby and Coventry, was once owned by brother and sister Jack and Audrey Newton. The pair, who are now both deceased, lived in the house together for over 70 years. They farmed the land surrounding the house into their late 80s.
2. This is Grange Farm, which is being auctioned in Ryton On-Dunsmore.
On Saturday, the entire contents of the deserted farm house, whose interior has remained untouched since the 1940s, will go up for auction. The sale of the contents of the Queen Anne-style farmhouse came about after Jack’s recent death aged 90. Since neither sibling was married nor had children there is no one alive to inherit their estate. Pat Ruck, who has been helping the executors of the Newton’s wills organise the auction, spoke to the Telegraph about the house which time forgot.
3. Dolls of the historic age found inside the house
She told the Coventry Telegraph: “The house contents have not been touched since their late parents’ time. “It’s a time warp of interesting items, curiosities, and even war memorabilia.” Treasures found throughout the house include a war time amputation kit, an old television and musical instruments from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as original sheet music from that era. During its time as a working farm, the house also played host to actors who were performing at the Coventry Belgrade.
4. The contents of the house have not been touched since the time of Jack and Audrey’s late parents, and so the house holds some of the most interesting items that can actually take one back in time!
5. Jewelry foraged from inside the house!
6. Teddies found inside the house.
7. A stuffed fox which too goes for sale along with the other items.
8. Music usually survives the toll of time, but for once, the musical instrument did too!
9. The entire house has become like a time machine, serving to take one back into the 40s!
10. The house’s bedroom, with its old fashioned beds and arrangements.
11. A typewriter that too will go under the hammer.
12. The shocking World War II amputation kit found in the house which will join the list of all that goes under the hammer with the sale of this house!
13. A display of items found inside the house.
14. Many items more than the expected survived the tick of the clock thanks to the untouched house of the 40s!
15. The house has become a natural museum, holding time frozen since the 40s and containing innumerable items of the days bygone!
Pat put this down to the fact that “Audrey was very musical.” Michael Crawford, the acclaimed singer and actor who played Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Them and the phantom in the musical The Phantom of the Opera, even stayed at the farm house.
Pat said: “Although they never married they had an interesting life. It really is the end of a bygone era.