This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago! (20 PICS)

Posted in PICTURES       29 Jul 2020       1922       8

1948 was the year when the last interior changes were made. Doug Bethel, 89, from Liverpool, refuses to change anything inside since then. Every detail is a reminder about the past and his childhood, as this was the house where he grew up with his parents and six siblings.

 

1 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Retired gas engineer Doug Bethel, 89, has lived in the same house since 1948 and never altered the decor

 

2 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The kitchen in Doug's house in Liverpool pictured with its original 1950s New World cooker

 

3 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

His parents bought the five-bedroom semi 72 years ago for just £800

 

4 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The former Navy seaman has kept the same doors, ceilings and floors that came with the house when his family bought it

5 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The house still has the original kitchen and cooker intact

 

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6 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

A portrait of Doug's mother Jean who Doug lived with until her death in 1976

 

7 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Many of the items in the house, including the clothes drying rack, are from Doug's parents' wedding

 

8 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The plugs in the house were only changed ten years ago to a modern electrical system

 

9 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Since it was built in 1897, the house has survived two explosions - one during the Second World War and another in 1986 when neighbours had a gas explosion

 

10 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

A portrait of Doug as a young boy taken in the 1930s

 

11 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug's mother Jean who lived with him in the house

 

12 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug still uses the original bannisters to get down the stairs

 

13 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug pictured alongside an original vintage make-up mirror and dresser

 

14 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug poses in his Navy uniform

 

15 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug says that everyone who visits 'falls in love' with his house

 

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16 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The original kitchen and cooker are still in use and the house has no central heating

 

17 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug flicks through his mother's encyclopedias

 

18 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

Doug, pictured in his dining room, says he's saved himself thousands by not succumbing to modern cons

 

19 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

The house still has Doug's childhood bedroom intact

 

20 This House Looks Exactly The Same As It Did 72 Years Ago!

A vintage clock on the mantlepiece of the living room

 



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Credits:  www.thesun.co.uk


8   Comments ?
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Mort 7 month s ago
Clearly I must be missing something. That place looks like it's in a pretty poor state of disrepair.
       
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Bell 7 month s ago
Mort,

Probably devaluing the other houses too.
       
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Kingsley 7 month s ago
Mort,

When he passes, someone will buy it and demolish it to start fresh.
       
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Keziah 7 month s ago
But, what did he do with the thousands he saved. Spent them well, I hope.
       
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Denise 7 month s ago
Keziah,

addicted to crack´n´b*tches

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Levone 7 month s ago
he spent the quids he saved on girls and alcohol
       
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Ez 7 month s ago
#20 I'll bet that clock runs perfectly well.
       
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Ev 7 month s ago
A sentimental man that appreciates the home his parents provided and obviously wants the memories with his family to cherish each day. I guess people don't understand that, based on the cynical comments.
       
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