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Booking Office Drama

April 10, 2013 3 comments

The Shields Daily Gazette reported on Monday June 13th 1887 that on the previous Friday burglars had forced entry into the ticket office at Ushaw Moor railway station. The thieves got away with something like nine old pence. Most fresh faced individuals will know that is written as 9d.

There were 240 d’s in a pound so the thieves did not secure a change of life style. That said  the circa 9d belonged to  Mr Tuck, the station master, and do doubt he had a change of humour, if not a drastic change of life style.

WB 

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