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Booking Office Drama

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.


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  1. April 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Excellent. Where do you dig them up?

    Brian Mc

  2. April 11, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    This reminds me of something witnessed as a young child. Two kids breaking into the Ushaw Moor cricket club in full view of anyone. As i walked away there was a resident of Loughs Buildings who became involved and who I am sure would have phoned the police. As I walked home I was aware of a road accident in Durham Road which I later found to be that involving Joch Allen on his motor bike. I’ve always wondered if the two incidents may have been connected.

  3. wilfb
    April 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

    In reply to Brian paper researches, noted down, although I have run out of them now! They are interesting, and give a nice contrast to individual contributions, but I will say it again – your contributions, Brian Mc,, are exceptionally good. You could easily become a professional writer.

    Peter Clarke’s latest comment is very interesting and thought provoking. Usually he just makes me laugh. In the nicest possible way.

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