Santa Claus letter from the 1930s found up Wales chimney

  • 4 December 2015
Christine Churchill's letter to Father Christmas Image copyright Julia Pugh

A letter written by a five-year-old girl to Father Christmas in the 1930s has been found by builders, up a chimney in a house in Powys, Wales.

In the note, a girl called Christine, now 82, asks for "some nice toys" and a hymn book.

Builders made the discovery in a chimney breast at the property, which is set to open as a wedding venue.

The letter's author, Ms Churchill, said she was excited to see the letter again.

She told the BBC: "We didn't really want for much. Back then Christmas was about family and friends, not material items."

Image copyright Julia Pugh
Image copyright Julia Pugh
Image caption The letter was found by builders making renovations at the house where Christine used to live
Image copyright Julia Pugh
Image caption Pictures of Christine when she was little

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