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This Santa letter was found stuffed up a chimney, 60 years after it was written

“Please can you send me a Rupert annual…”

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A BUILDER FOUND this wonderful old Santa letter stuffed up a chimney, 60 years after it was written.

Lewis Shaw discovered the letter while working on a 1930s house in Caversham, England, earlier this week.

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The letter reads:

Dear Father Christmas,
Please can you send me Rupert Annual and a drum, box of chalk, soldiers and Indians, slippers, silk tie, pencil box, any little toys you have to spare.
Love, David

“Reading it has made me realise how ungrateful we are these days, kids requesting expensive electronic toys from Santa and all little David here asked for was… any little toys that Santa has to spare,” Shaw wrote on Facebook.

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The letter was shared hundreds of times on Facebook, and picked up by the local press – since then, Shaw has found the real ‘David’, and intends to give him back his letter.

We wonder if he did get that Rupert Annual in the end?

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