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- Jul 30, 2005
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I'd put a pair of glowing red eyes down that hole then sit back and enjoy the fun when people look downGrandfather Discovers 17-foot Mediaeval Well Under Living Room.
A grandfather who spent the last decade digging out a 17ft-deep medieval well in his living room floor has found a coin from 1725.
Colin Steer, 70, discovered the well after he noticed a dip in the floor of the living room in his Victorian home in Plymouth, Devon, while redecorating 34 years ago.
At the time he had three small children running around so his wife Vanessa asked him to cover it back up, but when he retired in 2012 he took it on as a project and started digging.
Mr Steer discovered a sword five feet below the soil, leading him to believe it could date back to medieval times, and he said site plans suggest record of the well in the 1500s.
Of the sword, he previously said: ‘It was hidden at a 45 degree angle and sort of just fell out.
‘It looks like an old peasant’s fighting weapon because it appears to be made up of bits of metal all knocked together.’
The couple's grandchildren love to look down the hole through the sheet of Perspex and Mr Steer said it was a great talking point with his neighbours.
“lt is a good thing to show off to people as it is not something that you see every day. I have actually even tried some of the water that is at the bottom of the well. It was really clear and tasted fine to me.
'I am going to get it tested for bacteria and if everything came back good then I could even bottle it up and sell it.'