The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Webteam: April 2019
We must have all fantasised at one time or another what would happen if we left a note in a bottle or in a wall like this. Staff at Beeston Castle started a search for a stone mason who left a note hidden in the site's toilet block 55 years ago.
Most notes scrawled in toilets are best ignored .......... but this note, written in 1965, sparked a search on social media using the hashtag #TheSearchforMartinGoulding.
The note was found secreted in one of the walls in the toilet block, that staff admit was in desperate need of refurbishment.
The writer of the note left his name, Martin Goulding, and added that he worked as a stonemason and was aged 25 when he left the note on August 21, 1965.
Castle staff posted on Facebook: "Here it is. Our latest discovery. Our recent visitors will have noticed we are refurbishing our very worn and deteriorated toilet block. We have found a tiny note, hidden deep in the walls by stonemason Martin Goulding 55 years ago."
Staff wanted to invite Martin back to the castle as a thank you from all the staff and visitors who have spent a penny at the castle thanks to his handiwork.
Staff added "We would love to find him and invite him back to Beeston. Help us find him folks!"
And through Social Media they found him, Martin was welcomed back to the Castle and met the man who found his note. He is to carve his mark on the renovated toilet block alongside the contemporary craftsmen, continuing his legacy from 1964.
We hope he enjoyed the fact that his note has been discovered and preserved after all this time.
Look at Beeston Castle on Facebook or Twitter or use the hashtag to see more information on the search and how he was found.
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