Notes found in river by teenage girls looking for boyfriend 56 years ago

The two bills were placed in the bottle in Grantham in 1966 and thrown into the river. Jennifer Coleman and Janet Blankley said they were looking for teenage boys and provided their contact information

A bottle with cheeky messages from two teenage girls asking for a boyfriend was found in a river
A bottle with cheeky messages from two teenage girls asking for a boyfriend was found in a river

A message in a bottle written by two teenage girls in the 1960s was discovered by garbage collectors while cleaning up a river.

The two bills were bottled and thrown into the river in Grantham, Lincs, in 1966, just days after England won the World Cup.

In the notes, Jennifer Coleman and Janet Blankley said they were looking for teenage boys and listed their contact details.

Incredibly, the bottle went undiscovered for the next 56 years – until it was found by Tracey Marshall and her daughter Charlotte.

The couple were volunteering at a rubbish collection site on the Humber Estuary in South Ferriby, Lincoln, when they made the discovery last weekend.







In the note, the two teenagers list their contact details
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The two teenagers wrote that they were looking for a boyfriend
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Charlotte spotted the cork on the bottle and saw paper inside, which turned out to be two rolled-up messages and a hand-drawn picture.

Janet wrote in her note: “I’m 15, not bad looking, long wavy brown auburn hair. 5 feet 4 inches.”

She asked to hear from boys who were “not under 16 or over 18” and offered to exchange pictures.

The garbage collector group managed to track down the friends. Janet still lives in Grantham while Jennifer has moved to Australia.

Jennifer, 69, revealed the bottle had been thrown into the water in the same spot where it was discovered.

“I had completely forgotten the message in the bottle. It’s in such good shape after half a century, unbelievable,” she said.







A recent picture of Jennifer Coleman
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A team found the notes while cleaning up the river
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“Janet and I were good friends. We spent a lot of time together during the holidays, but went our separate ways after school.

“I find it hilarious and unbelievable that it’s just been sitting there for 56 years.

“I vaguely remember sending it. I just thought it would be interesting if we ever got a reply to our notes.

“People heard about messages in a bottle when I was a kid, but I don’t think we thought about it any further after that.”

“It probably just sank right into the mud and that’s where it was all the time.

“I’d like to say hello to Janet and see where we went. As far as I know she still lives in Grantham.”

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