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

Posted in PICTURES       29 Jul 2020       1673       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

The house still has the original kitchen and cooker intact

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Doug still uses the original bannisters to get down the stairs

 

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

 

Doug poses in his Navy uniform

 

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

 

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

 

Doug flicks through his mother's encyclopedias

 

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

 

The house still has Doug's childhood bedroom intact

 

A vintage clock on the mantlepiece of the living room

 



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Credits:  www.thesun.co.uk
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Mort 1 week 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 1 week ago
Mort,

Probably devaluing the other houses too.
       
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Kingsley 1 week ago
Mort,

When he passes, someone will buy it and demolish it to start fresh.
       
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Keziah 1 week ago
But, what did he do with the thousands he saved. Spent them well, I hope.
       
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Denise 1 week ago
Keziah,

addicted to crack´n´b*tches

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Levone 1 week ago
he spent the quids he saved on girls and alcohol
       
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Ez 1 week ago
#20 I'll bet that clock runs perfectly well.
       
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Ev 1 week 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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