Rolls-Royce and 125-year-old legs of ham discovered in farmhouse

November 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Two legs of ham dating back a staggering 125 years are expected to fetch £300 at auction.

Rolls-Royce and 125-year-old legs of ham discovered in farmhouse

The hams were discovered hanging in an attic of an old farmhouse where they have been since 1885.

Incredibly, the meat – which has turned spongy with time – is still in one piece.

Auctioneer Charles Hanson, who is handling the sale, said: ”The ham has turned to a light powdery brown sponge and hasn’t been touched for over 125 years.

”It had been hung up to be cured but forgotten about. Despite their age, both legs were still intact.”

Rolls-Royce and 125-year-old legs of ham discovered in farmhouse

The hams were discovered in a farmhouse in Derbyshire along with a disused 1970s Rolls Royce and Cadbury’s chocolate selection box dating back 70 years.

They will be auctioned at the Mackworth Hotel, near Derby, on November 25.

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