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My landlord had some builders in to remove a staircase in an outbuilding when a rusty biscuit tin fell out from under the woodwork.

What wonders were in this hidden treasure box? Two live hand grenades and 40 rounds of ammunition. From WW2. I've never seen builders run before.

What hidden treasures have you uncovered?

(, Thu 30 Jun 2005, 13:33)
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The ghost of lighting past
I'm one of the stage techs for my school, which basically means that we have the run of the whole auditorium. We were looking for a place to fit some gear that we 'liberated' from the music department, and found a large crawlspace above the dressing room area. Looking around, we found various cables and an old (khaki-green dial-type) telephone, which we can only presume was put up there years ago by another lighting crew.

Two years ago we got a new set of dimmerpacks (for those that don't know, a dimmerpack is a large, heavy metal object that takes 500v in one end and provides a whole lot of dimmable lighting connections out the other), and promptly dismantled the old ones. Not having any further use for them, and nowhere to dispose of them, we proceeded to hide bits of them in all sorts of odd locations. Even now, if you open some cupboards and wall cavities in the auditorium, you'll be attacked by a large, heavy dimmer chassis leaping out at you. Great for keeping everyone on their toes. Of course, now we wish we hadn't destroyed the old dimmers - the new ones have caught fire 3 times in the last 2 years.
(, Wed 6 Jul 2005, 8:46, Reply)

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