Inside shop frozen in time with untouched items and prices from 50 years ago

Inside shop frozen in time with untouched items and prices from 50 years ago

10/20/2021

There once was a time when there were 240 pennies to the pound, instead of the 100 pennies we use today.

Decimalisation shook up the monetary system in the UK in 1971 and one shop owner refused to accept the new ways.

Shopkeeper Frank Elliott when it happened so instead of updating prices, he decided to turn his store into a time capsule.

Frank, who was in his 70s, put up his closed sign in the store in Cornwall and continued living in his flat above for another 24 years.

During this time, he made his way through the tinned food and alcohol, but never threw anything away, reports Cornwall Live.

Instead he washed out tins and bottles then resealed cardboard packaging to put them on display downstairs in his dream museum.

He wanted his museum to become a place where future generations could learn what shopping used to look like.

And when you walk inside Frank's shop, it really does feel like you're stepping back in time.

Photos show popular brands like Bird's custard powder, Rowntree's jelly and tins of Ambrosia rice pudding.

But you won't find any of today's prices on display though…

Other items in Frank's store include ready to eat Jiffi-jelli, Vencat Madras curry powder and Cadbury's Bournvita malt drink.

There's also stacks of Lifebuoy, Palmolive and Imperial Leather soap, as well as two types of toilet paper, Andrex and Bronco.

If you want to visit Frank's shop, it's located on Lower Fore Street in Cornwall.

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In other news, a home is a 1960s time warp after being abandoned for decades.

The property is on sale for £75,000 and it's located on an old estate in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Snaps from inside the house show bright colours, printed wallpaper and bold designs that were popular 80 years ago.

There's remnants of an old kitchen and bathroom but these will need a "full modernisation" to be workable again.

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