The newspaper reported a novel twist on the old saying “like a bull in a china shop”, by relating an alarming incident which occurred in Rickmansworth.

A large bullock on its way to Watford Market ran straight into the newsvendors’ shop of Messrs Carter and Co in Rickmansworth High Street.

Fortunately, local butcher Mr A Wright, junior, who was used to dealing with rather less lively creatures, managed to catch hold of the animal’s horns and steer it out of the shop without doing any damage.

[A report from the Watford Observer of August 15, 1891, quoted in the paper 100 years later]

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