February 22, 1930

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

“Sir. On January 21, whilst travelling from Liverpool to Watford via Euston, a Watford lady lost a ring in the compartment where I was.

“Next day I found the ring in the turn-up of my trousers and I am anxious to return it to the lady who, I believe, attaches much sentimental value to the ring, as it belonged to her late mother, so she informed another lady in the carriage.

“I ascertained the name of your paper through the kindness of the Mayoress (Mrs A. F. Broad) and if the lady concerned will send me her address, I shall be most happy to return her ring.

"Yours faithfully, G.W. Smith, High Road, S. Tottenham N15"

[Correspondence in the Watford Observer of February 22, 1930]

NOSTALGIA NOTE: In the following week's Watford Observer [March 1, 1930] a short article headed “Lost Ring Found” appeared in which Mr Smith wrote again.

“As a result of your announcement I had the pleasure this morning of returning the ring to the lady, on the platform at Euston, just a few minutes before she left England to return to Canada."

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