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Offbeat Message in a bottle written 82 years ago by a man asking the finder to 'send a photograph' is FOUND 245 miles away on the Channel Islands - sparking hunt for the sender

15:35  20 february  2020
15:35  20 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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finder to ' send a photograph ' is FOUND 245 miles away on the Channel Islands – sparking hunt for the sender . The note was signed by a John Stapleford and dated September 5 1938, and asked the finder to 'communicate with a photograph ' to an address 245 miles away in Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Image caption The note asks the finder to reply to John Stapleford "with a photograph ". People investigating the bottle said that led them to believe the note had originated from the island and they had guessed it was sent by Mr Message in a bottle 's 'Emily' found after 17 years . 21 January 2019.

a person sitting on a rock: Nigel Hill, 55, found the bottle at Bel Royal on the Channel Island of Jersey on Tuesday while walking his pet dog and was pleasantly surprised to find a message written on cardboard inside © Provided by Daily Mail Nigel Hill, 55, found the bottle at Bel Royal on the Channel Island of Jersey on Tuesday while walking his pet dog and was pleasantly surprised to find a message written on cardboard inside

A message in a bottle that asked the finder to 'send a photograph' has been found more than 80 years after it was thrown into the sea.

Nigel Hill, 55, found the bottle at Bel Royal on the Channel Island of Jersey on Tuesday while walking his pet dog and was pleasantly surprised to find a message written on cardboard inside.

The note was signed by a John Stapleford and dated September 5 1938, and miraculously it has survived 82 years in the water © Provided by Daily Mail The note was signed by a John Stapleford and dated September 5 1938, and miraculously it has survived 82 years in the water

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A message in a bottle is a form of communication in which a message is sealed in a container (typically a bottle ) and released into a conveyance medium (typically a body of water).

Says Maksim will be encouraged to send his own message in a bottle . More than two decades ago , a 10- year -old schoolgirl threw a bottle into the sea off the coast of Hull as she Since receiving the letter, Mrs Averianov has been in contact with Mr Lateur via email and asked to see photographs

The note was signed by a John Stapleford and dated September 5 1938, and asked the finder to 'communicate with a photograph' to an address 245 miles away in Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Mr Hill sparked a hunt to find the relatives of the writer - and was astounded when social media helped him to track down the current owner of the address on the message.

Nigel said: 'I was just walking along and saw it and thought it looked interesting. Then I saw the note inside.

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Found : Two Australian tourists discovered the bottle in a sand dune at Rattray Head in Aberdeenshire. A message in a bottle written by a 14- year -old boy has been found four decades later after floating 50 miles up the North Sea coast. ‘The bottle was found round the corner from where I threw it in.

Courtney Stevenson of New Zealand wrote a letter in a bottle 21 years ago . It took the message in a bottle more than two decades to travel about 830 kilometres from Picton in New Zealand to the Chatham Islands . 'There's something magical about it now that I've sent one and received a reply!

'Unfortunately, I had to break it to get the note out.'

The note was written on the back of an old cake box from Cawley Bros Ltd, and was placed in a Smith's bottle, both of which were based on the island.

The message read: 'Will the finder of this bottle please communicate with: John Stapleford, 18 Fitzjohn Avenue, Barnet, Herts, England. With a photograph.'

Nigel, who has worked in the finance industry, shared his find on Facebook and was soon able to track down the current resident of 18 Fitzjohn Avenue.

He said: 'I thought at first this might be a hoax but it's definitely not.

a close up of a stone wall: The note was written on the back of an old cake box from Cawley Bros Ltd, and was placed in a Smith's bottle, both of which were based on the island © Provided by Daily Mail The note was written on the back of an old cake box from Cawley Bros Ltd, and was placed in a Smith's bottle, both of which were based on the island

'As is the way with Jersey, I had lots of people contact me to help and I have been able to track down the lady who currently lives in the property.

'She says she does not recall a John Stapleford and she has lived there for 30 years.

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Return to sender : The message inside the bottle asked the finder to record the date and location of the discovery and return the item to the New world record: Mr Leaper said scoring two world records for the longest time a drift bottle has been known to spend at sea was 'like winning the lottery twice'.

A message in a bottle tossed into the sea by British scientists which washed ashore in Germany This week, Guinness confirmed that it now held the world record for the oldest ever message of its Guy Baker, from the Marine Biological Association, said: 'The postcard asked the finder to fill out

'But she has looked into the deeds of her home and found that a John Stapleford did buy the place in 1921.

'If he bought it then and was presumably in Jersey in 1938 it's likely that he may have passed away.

'It would be really nice if I could give the bottle and the note back to members of his family. It could be an heirloom for them.'

According to the Jersey Financial Services Commission's public registry, Cawley Brothers Limited was first registered as a company in 1931.

It ceased to be registered on 3 August 1976. Another firm called Cawley Bros Bakery was registered in 1956 and was dissolved in 1993.

Birth and death records show that Mr Stapleton was born on 4 August 1889 and had worked as a civil servant as well as chief accountant with Customs and Excise.

It is believed he had a wife called Nellie and that he died on 2 December 1980, aged 91. His address then was St George House, 11 London Road, Norfolk.


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