STAFF at the Lashbrook House care home in Shiplake got an unexpected history lesson while clearing out an old filing cabinet.
Administrator Gwyneth Ward found a cutting from the Henley Standard dated March 17, 1950, reporting on the home’s official opening.
The ceremony was attended by Princess Elizabeth and drew large crowds as people fought for a view of the future Queen.
Ms Ward said the cutting had been stuffed in a plastic wallet at the back of a drawer and was badly faded and crumpled.
She said: “It was obviously something that had been kept as a record for a long time and forgotten about. It was in a very poor condition. You could make out bits and pieces but it had turned brown with age.