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Momento from Paula Baird

Magician Paula Baird (Paula Slade), a good friend of the Davenport family, kept the cork from a bottle of sparkling wine which was part of her 69th birthday celebration. Her note kept with it reads: ‘Cork from bottle when I spent my 69th birthday with kids and Shirley. It was super. I even had a cake with one candle!! 27/5/87.’ At this time Paula lived in retirement in Norwich, England. For safe keeping, she had rolled up her note and tucked it into the wire around the cork. The cork was found with Paula Baird’s effects following her death. In 2022 these items were passed to Paula’s grandchildren.

Item Details

Date 27 May 1987
Key Phrases
Ref no N2305