Man who found well under his living room 30 years ago ,keeps digging in bid to find something else

Horrific Sep 14, 2018

When Colin and Vanessa Steer moved into their dream terrace house in the 1980s the noticed a slight dip in the living room floor.So when Colin was replacing the floor joists in the Plymouth home, he decided to have a little dig down to see what was going on and was amazed to discover a well.


The couple had three young children at the time, so decided to cover it up so it was safer for them.But after Colin retired from his job in the civil service, he decided it was time to have another little look.He soon found the hole was a lot bigger than he first thought, and with the help of a friend has now managed to dig down 17ft.


He said: "The hole was full of earth, but with the help of a neighbour, we have managed to get about 17ft deep."I always wanted to dig it out to see if I could find a pot of gold at the bottom, so when I retired that's what I did."I was quite surprised really, I would have preferred it to be in the garden where I could have got at it a little easier."Using a ladder and a bucket on a pulley system, it took them around six months to get to the depth it is at now.


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