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March 13, 2020

Message in a bottle found 82 years later

On 5 September 1938, John Stapleford in Hertfordshire wrote a message and put it in a bottle. The note was handwritten on the back of an old cake box from Cawley Bros Ltd and placed in a Smith’s bottle. Stapleford asked whoever might find the bottle to contact him and send a photo.

The message read: “Will the finder of this bottle please communicate with: John Stapleford, 18 Fitzjohn Avenue, Barnet, Herts, England. With a photograph.”

82 years later a man called Hill walking along the beach saw the bottle and retrieved it. After finding the bottle Hill did some research to find out more about the man who left the message.

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