- Jun 26, 2020
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A plumber found a 19th century whiskey flask in the floor with a note in it. Instead of carefully taking the note out, the house's owners smashed it to pieces. The note referenced the bottle in its writing stating the men had laid down the floor in 1887 but they did not drink the whiskey from the bottle.
The note reads:
"James Ritchie and John Grieve laid this floor, but they did not drink the whisky. October 6th 1887. Who ever finds this bottle may think our dust is blowing along the road."
135-year-old message in a bottle found under floorboards
Two workers left the note inside a whisky bottle after laying the floor in an Edinburgh house.