False teeth in wall - mystery solved

THE TRUTH behind an age old myth in Steyning has finally come to the fore this week.

For years various stories have circulated the town on how a set of false teeth came to be built into a wall in the High Street.

Now the mystery has been put to bed by 81-year old Wiston resident Frank Coster who says the teeth were inserted into the wall by builders Jack and Horace in 1954.

"It was a joke," friend of the labourers Mr Coster explained.

"They found the set of teeth nearby and built them into the wall.

"Everybody has got a different story about it but that is the real story.

"I knew the people who had done it."

The revelation follows last week's County Times article on a local appeal to find a new set of dentures.

Managing director of the building company Chadwick Homes, Josh Chadwick, launched the appeal in a bid to keep the Steyning folklore going.

To donate a set of dentures to complete the wall please visit the building site at 99-101 High Street, Steyning.

Work on the wall should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

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