July 24, 1973

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Only one thing went wrong when his Royal Highness Prince Richard of Gloucester pressed the button to unveil the plaque and declare West Hertfordshire’s new £5½ million sewage treatment works open – nothing happened.

The curtains remained obstinately closed and had finally to be opened by hand

[From the Watford Observer of July 24, 1973]

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