Eerie time capsule home found with toys and unread newspapers from 1950s inside
An eerie farmhouse that looks locked in the 1950s has been rediscovered after a family feud saw it abandoned.
The once quaint countryside home features crumbling fireplaces in every room, deserted children’s toys and sun-damaged wallpaper and carpets.
Unread newspapers from 1953 lie around covered in dust and the walls of each room have paper peeling away with age.
One picture shows a deserted children’s playroom with an elegant rocking horse poignantly standing alone and untouched.
All the furniture is typical of post-war era fashions, such as carpets with a rose floral pattern, and the ceiling-to-floor duck egg blue curtains.
The farmhouse, built in the 1880s by architect Thomas Thornton, lies on the outskirts of Fleetwood, Lancs.
It is believed to have been left deserted after a family feud between two brothers who were banned from the property by other relatives after their mother, Mary Cowell, died.
Urban explorer Dean Slader, who went inside, said: “I’ve been all over the UK with my photography.
“Once inside the property, there were many possessions including vintage children’s toys including a rocking horse and vintage pram.
“There also sits in the home, many old black and white portraits of the previous owners, old fashioned furniture and an old newspaper dating back to the Queens Coronation special in 1953.”
“I love exploring deserted buildings,” he added.
“This one was fascinating, it was like being in a time capsule.”
Dean, 32, who lives in Leyland, Lancs, went on to say that next he wants to explore disaster sites in countries such as Belgium and Ukraine.