PICTURES: Bullet-holed water bottle among World War One artefacts found in house

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A BULLET-HOLED water bottle belonging to a killed World War One officer is just one of the amazing artefacts uncovered in a house in Houghton.

The collection was found in the home of real-life Miss Havisham Vervia Todd, and is now to go on display. The canteen belonged to a friend of Vervia’s father, Major Todd.

Artifacts from the house of the late Vervia Todd of Houghton. Bullet-holed water bottle from the First World War belonging to a friend of Major Todd, who was later killed.
Artifacts from the house of the late Vervia Todd of Houghton. Bullet-holed water bottle from the First World War belonging to a friend of Major Todd, who was later killed.

Rare German propaganda, war-time newspapers and postcards from the trenches are other items included in the exhibition.

The house in Church Street are open from 10am and 2pm.

•You can read more about the discovery of the artefacts and the display here

 

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