Offbeat News: Entire contents of a timewarp home which has remained unchanged since1940

A treasure trove of more than 500 items from a bygone era are going under the hammer following the death of an eccentric brother and sister who turned their backs on mod-cons to literally live almost 80 years in the past.

Grange Farm was home to devoted siblings Jack and Audrey Newton who lived together at the large detached property all their lives.

The pair - who were both unmarried and had no children - farmed the land around the nine-bedroom house in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warks., for over 70 years.

Audrey was in her late 80s when she died in 2011 and after Jack’s death aged 90 in March this year there were no direct relatives alive to inherit their estate.

The entire contents of the deserted Queen Anne style farmhouse are now being auctioned off on Saturday (27/6) including a haul of antiques.

The interior of the property has remained unchanged since the siblings moved in with their parents during the 1940s.

Intriguing items inside include a war time amputation kit, an old-style television as well as musical sheets and instruments from the 1920s.

Other historic items include an organ and old-fashioned style film cameras and binoculars.