By Laura Kemp • 10 February 2022 • 10:50
A couple from Rhyl, North Wales, were shocked to discover that their new home already had ties to their family following a discovery when they were decorating.
Lisa Harrison and Dave Barnes bought the property together in October 2021, later realising they would be living on the exact same road that Lisa’s father was born on in 1961 – 61 years ago.
Lisa and Dave began renovating the house and what they found next had them in shock.
Ms Harrison said: “My mum and dad started to help us decorate the main bedroom and what they found on the wall was amazing and spooky all at once.”
“Whilst peeling off the first section of wallpaper, mum noticed a drawing.”
“After more paper was removed the outline of a pair of scissors with two names and a date became clear.”
The two names written on the wall were ‘V. HARRISON’ and ‘G. ROBERTS’ with the date November 1963 sketched on the scissors, perfectly intact.
Lisa’s mum, Janet Harrison, said about the discovery: “When I saw the name V. Harrison, I couldn’t believe it!! It was so spooky. You can see too, how I’d only just started scraping that wall and it was in the exact place where the drawing was!!”
It turns out that the first person to decorate the house that Lisa and Dave ended up buying was actually Lisa’s grandfather Victor Harrison and his work partner Gwyn Roberts in 1963.
Lisa said on Facebook: “In October 2021 Dave and I bought our first home together, number 11.”
“Initially we didn’t realise that the house we were buying just so happened to be on the same street that my dad was born on 61 years ago; number 15 in 1961 to be exact.”
“Today mum and dad started to help us decorate the main bedroom and what they found on the wall was amazing and spooky all at once.”
“Whilst peeling off the first section of wallpaper mum noticed a drawing. After more paper was removed the outline of a pair of scissors with two names and a date became clear.”
“One of the names was V. HARRISON (Victor Harrison) – My grandad. Dad’s own dad. He was the last and possibly the first ever person to decorate the main bedroom with his work partner G. ROBERTS (Gwyn Roberts) in November 1963.”
“Who would have guessed that 59 years later his own granddaughter would buy the home and his own son would be redecorating his work.”
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