I've been sifting through the soil which was underneath the stumps, the builder thinks I'm mad. There are lots of little fragments of packaging and other ephemera which are like clues and DNA to the past life of this house and its inhabitants.
You can see the old kitchen wall, which would have been original to the house, whereas the section to the right which housed a dining area and bathroom were added in the 50s. When we were pulling it apart we found a load of newspaper rolled up to fill gaps from 1957. More on that later.