January 28, 1944

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

The winner of London Transport’s £10 prize for a Billy Brown couplet asking escalator passengers to “Stand on the Right” is Mr E.F. Worley, of Boreham Wood.

His winning entry forms the last two lines of the following verse:

Here’s another bright suggestion

Standing right prevents congestion

On the right it’s “Stand at Ease”

On the left it’s “Quick march, please”

Over 7,000 entries were received, 25 per cent of them from members of HM and Allied Forces, among them an Australian VC. 

[From the Watford Observer of January 28, 1944]

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