Toilet built for Queen up for sale

By admin
22 July 2014

A toilet that belonged to a bathroom that was built especially for Queen Elizabeth's visit to the Royal Sutton Coldfield Council building is being sold.

A toilet that belonged in a bathroom designed especially for Britain's Queen Elizabeth is up for sale. The lavatory was found at the old Royal Sutton Coldfield Council in the West Midlands of England when builders began redeveloping the property and they were shocked to discover it had been built especially for Queen Elizabeth II. The 88-year-old monarch visited the building following her attendance at the World Scout Jubilee Jamboree in 1957 but it is now being turned into 18 luxury apartments as part of a £10 million (R 181 564 434) redevelopment.

'When Her Majesty came to the town in 1957, a bathroom facility was constructed for her convenience.'

Director of Gethar Ventures, Anthony McCourt, said: "Sutton Coldfield Council House is a building with rich history - especially when it comes to the royal family.

"When Her Majesty came to the town in 1957, a bathroom facility was constructed for her convenience."

The annexe bathroom - located off the Lord Mayor's Parlour - is now being refitted and as the developers are replacing the porcelain with modern fixtures, they've decided to put the toilet up for sale.

The toilet is made of pink porcelain and features a black lid with a chrome-effect flush.

Mr McCourt added: "As much as we'd love to keep the toilet originally built for Her Majesty, times and tastes have changed.

"That said, the room will remain as a bathroom after the refurbishment and we'll be ensuring that the new facilities are fit for royalty in this era.

"One resident will be able to legitimately claim their bathroom was built for Her Majesty."

-Bang Showbiz

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