A man found a treasure trove of nostalgic goodies under an old high street bank.

Jackson Harmer, a construction worker from Gorleston, discovered the historical artefacts while refurbishing the former Midland Bank in the town's high street. 

The items were found by Mr Harmer under the shop's floorboards which included drink bottles, newspaper pages and bread packets. 

Eastern Daily Press: A McVitie & Price's Digestives packet before the company became just McVitie's A McVitie & Price's Digestives packet before the company became just McVitie's (Image: Jackson Harmer)

Eastern Daily Press: A wrapper for Fry's Picnic BarsA wrapper for Fry's Picnic Bars (Image: Jackson Harmer)

"The oldest thing I've found so far is a newspaper dated October 8, 1963 - just two months after the great train robbery," he said.

Eastern Daily Press: A newspaper page from October 8, 1963A newspaper page from October 8, 1963 (Image: Jackson Harmer)

Eastern Daily Press: A Nimble break wrapperA Nimble break wrapper (Image: Jackson Harmer)

"I particularly like the story about the nervous man drinking someone else tea."

Eastern Daily Press: L.Collett cream bottles which were made and sold in Great YarmouthL.Collett cream bottles which were made and sold in Great Yarmouth (Image: Jackson Harmer)

Eastern Daily Press: An old bottle of Corona Sparkling CydappleAn old bottle of Corona Sparkling Cydapple (Image: Jackson Harmer)

Other artefacts included a McVitie & Price's Digestive Biscuits packet, an L.Collett cream bottle and a Fry's Picnic Bar wrapper.

The findings call back to a time before 'Decimal Day' in February 1971 when the UK restructured its currency and the shilling was removed from circulation.

Midland Bank was founded in 1836 and was one of the largest in the country before it was absorbed by HSBC in 1992. It was then renamed HSBC Bank in June 1999.