April 21, 1939

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

After five days’ freedom, Jacko and Jinny, the pet monkeys belonging to Mr Alfred William Rogers, of Merry Hill Road, Bushey, were recaptured on Friday evening by Mr H Slater of the RSPCA.

After vainly using nets and traps, Mr Slater decided to dope the animals by inserting small tablets into bananas. They ate the fruit and went to sleep.

Mr Slater caught one as it fell from a tree in School Lane, while the other, having fallen from a house in Merryhill Mount, was carried back to its owner by the occupants.

[From the Watford Observer of April 21, 1939]

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