December 11, 1959

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

A local shopkeeper recently received a consignment of china from a London manufacturer.

It was packed in a crate supplied to the manufacturer by British Railways. After a momentous struggle, the shopkeeper succeeded in opening this superb example of the crate-maker’s art.

Inside he found – full instructions for opening the crate.

[From the Watford Observer of December 11, 1959]

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