Santa Claus letter from the 1930s found up Wales chimney

Last updated at 07:23
Christine Churchill's letter to Father ChristmasJulia 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."

Christine Churchill as a childJulia Pugh
Garthmyl HallJulia Pugh
The letter was found by builders making renovations at the house where Christine used to live
Christine Churchill as a childJulia Pugh
Pictures of Christine when she was little