A man appeared in court at Watford accused of driving furiously. A police constable in his evidence stated that he saw a horse and cart coming at a furious rate along Hempstead Road. He held up his hand to stop, which he succeeded in doing in about 20 yards.
He thought the horse had run away as it was galloping.
Defendant was not trying to stop it. He said he was trying to overtake some cyclists to get a book from one of them.
[From the Watford Observer of August 19, 1899]
For more stories from the Watford Observer’s archive, go to our Nostalgia section by clicking HERE