July 22, 1960

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

Traders and shoppers would be well advised to be on the lookout for forged one pound Treasury notes, five of which have turned up in this area during the past week.

Three were handed over to Bushey Police by a motorist who found them on Stanmore Common when he pulled up there on Sunday. Another was returned to a bank by a firm in Bushey and a fifth was found among cash at a garage and was handed over to Watford Police.

It is known that a large number of these forged notes are circulating in this country. Of the old design, they are at first sight quite deceptive but a more careful examination reveals the absence of water mark or the metal thread. Also, the serial numbers on those found at Stanmore were all identical.

[From the Watford Observer of July 22, 1960]

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

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

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