Renovation is the process of creating something new out of something old. It’s a task that many Britons face in such a historic country with an aging stock of homes. Although renovating an old house can be as dull as watching paint dry (which is why we always recommend wallpaper instead), occasionally the process of stripping back an interior can uncover fascinating clues about previous occupants.
Take for example the mystery of a house in Queensland, which was hiding a bottle of perfume and a photo of a young couple inside a wall cavity. Clearly, an intentional time capsule left behind for others to find.