July 5, 1924

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 Prince of Wales, while touring the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, was invited by the Postmaster of the Exhibition Post Office, Mr H. Wood (who was transferred there from Watford) to purchase the five-millionth stamp. This the Prince agreed to do, but found he had no money. Mr Wood therefore made him a present of the stamp.

[From the Watford Observer of July 5, 1924]

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