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No Interior Changes In This House Since 1948 (20 pics)

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  • 30 Jul, 2020  |
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1948 was the year when the last interior changes were made. Doug Bethel, 89, from Liverpool, refuses to change anything inside since then. Every detail is a reminder about the past and his childhood, as this was the house where he grew up with his parents and six siblings.

Retired gas engineer Doug Bethel, 89, has lived in the same house since 1948 and never altered the decor.

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The kitchen in Doug's house in Liverpool pictured with its original 1950s New World cooker.


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His parents bought the five-bedroom semi 72 years ago for just £800.


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The former Navy seaman has kept the same doors, ceilings and floors that came with the house when his family bought it.


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The house still has the original kitchen and cooker intact.


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A portrait of Doug's mother Jean who Doug lived with until her death in 1976.



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Many of the items in the house, including the clothes drying rack, are from Doug's parents' wedding.


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The plugs in the house were only changed ten years ago to a modern electrical system.


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Since it was built in 1897, the house has survived two explosions - one during the Second World War and another in 1986 when neighbours had a gas explosion.


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A portrait of Doug as a young boy taken in the 1930s.


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Doug's mother Jean who lived with him in the house.


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Doug still uses the original bannisters to get down the stairs.


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Doug pictured alongside an original vintage make-up mirror and dresser.


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Doug poses in his Navy uniform.


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Doug says that everyone who visits 'falls in love' with his house.


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The original kitchen and cooker are still in use and the house has no central heating.


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Doug flicks through his mother's encyclopedias.


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Doug, pictured in his dining room, says he's saved himself thousands by not succumbing to modern cons.


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The house still has Doug's childhood bedroom intact.


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A vintage clock on the mantlepiece of the living room



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