English Farmhouse Left Frozen in Time Since the 1940s unchanged
Although this Queen Anne-style building may look like a typical English farmhouse on the exterior, it hides an incredible secret inside: a home left frozen in time since the 1940s. Located in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, the interior of the Grange Farm has remained unchanged for nearly 80 years, when the recently deceased owners inherited the property from their parents. Siblings Jack and Audrey Newton, both unmarried and without children, lived in the house together for nearly a century, but never updated the decor or technology of the home. As a result, the farmhouse acts as a perfect time capsule containing relics from England before and during World War II.
Hundreds of treasures from a bygone era cover every inch of the house's many rooms, ranging from 1920s musical instruments to old-fashioned film cameras to a wartime amputation kit. The eclectic variety of items reveals the interesting lives that the Newton siblings led, despite never leaving their childhood home—Jack served in the war, Audrey regularly entertained actors performing at the Coventry Belgrade, and brother and sister both continued to work the farmland well into their 80's. "They were very private people," neighbor Shane Morris told SWNS, "but they were very nice and caring to their friends and they stuck by you."
After the death of Audrey in 2011 and the recent passing of Jack earlier this March, there are no direct heirs left to inherit Grange Farm. The siblings' possessions will be sold off at an auction, on June 27th, while the farmhouse will be put on the market later this year.