In an age of social media, it is a very back-to-basics way to send a message.
A goodbye and thank-you note has been left on an empty retail premises in York city centre.
Written in neat capitals in black pen on a boarded up window on Feasegate, it is signed by Ray, Thothmekri, aka Thothee.
But who is Thothee?
He writes: “Thank you everyone – too many to mention but you know who you are! – for helping me keep the good ship Ray on an even keel during my stay in York.
“The wayfarer, having rested, moves on.
“Best wishes, cheers and thanks again,
“Ray, Thothmekri or Thothee!”
Closed in November
The message was left in the window of what was the Co-operative Bank branch.
It shut last November, after customers were informed by letter in summer. It was part of a wider branch closure programme, which saw 350 jobs go.
It is now being marketed as a prime city centre location for retail or banking, with 2,000 sq ft of space over two floors. Rates would be £37K a year.
But right now, it is home to a mystery. Who is Thothee? Who helped him during his York stay? If you know, drop us a line – [email protected].