May 3, 1968

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

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

A competition was held in Watford on Thursday for the “worst buy”. The prize went to a baby chair with plastic tray. metal bar, and seat and waist straps all broken.

The contest took place during the meeting of the Watford and District Consumer Association.

Entries included a toaster which cooked faster on one side than the other, four babies’ vests which, when washed, were transformed into different sizes, an unopenable tin of cleaning polish and an unreliable egg timer.

[From the Watford Observer of May 3, 1968]

For more stories from the Watford Observer's archive, go to our Nostalgia section by clicking HERE

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree