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Stonemason Reunited with his Matchbox!

16/12/19
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You will recall our article 'If Walls Could Talk' regarding (the then) 25 year old stonemason 'Martin Goulding' who had been working at Beeston Castle back in 1964 and who had hidden a message in a matchbox within the walls of the Castle.

Well, the power of Social Media!

Workman, Chris Gibbs, who has been working on refurbishments and conservation work at the site, found the matchbox and English Heritage have now tracked down Martin Goulding who has subsequently visited the Castle and been reunited with his artefact!!

Martin, who lives in Chester, said: 'I never dreamed when I put that in the wall nearly 55 years ago that we'd be back here reminiscing more than half a century later'.

Our image shows Martin Goulding reunited with his matchbox and Chris Gibbs who discovered it!

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