Upholsterer finds 200-year-old love letter inside chair

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A 200-year-old love letter has been found hidden in the arm of a chair at a furniture upholsterers in Tewkesbury.

The note, written in French, was bought in a house clearance in France.

The chair's owner, Georgina Mucklow-Davis, explained that it came from a house in the village of St Marcel sur Aude she bought "from a lovely French family who've been living there for over 150 years".

She has written to the family asking if they have any idea who might have written the letter.

Intrigued to see what the note said, Mr Simpson posted photographs of it on Facebook and a French friend was able to translate it.

The style of language suggests it was composed about 200 years ago....

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