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History of Little Waltham >> Little Waltham Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Little Waltham on some forgers.
Times 23 September 1817
A man and a woman were apprehended at Little Waltham, Essex, on Monday last, where they had been very successful in passing forged Bank of England notes. On being searched, a forged £1 note was found on the man, and some counterfeit silver in his shoes, and four forged £1 notes were discovered in the woman's mouth, which, it is supposed, she intended to swallow, but in which she was foiled by the activity of the constable, who, however, received a severe bite of the thumb, as he was endeavouring to wrest the notes from their hiding place.
The man and woman have been examined at Chelmsford, and are remanded.
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Little Waltham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Little Waltham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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