A fishy business !
Hertfordshire Mercury, 9th September 1916
On the Saturday evening, Mr Thomas Marsden was driving a lady and gentleman, in his motor-car, from Goose Green to Broxbourne Station. When he got to the end of Lord Street at about 10.30 p.m., it was dark and misty.
PC Wilsmore, stationed at the corner of Lord Street and High Street, tried to stop him by showing his light and calling out to him to stop, but he drove on. Instead of turning right towards Broxbourne, he drove his motor-car past the Constable, across the High Street which is very wide at that part, over about 8 feet of pavement, and into the front of Brewster Bros, fishmongers’ shop, doing considerable damage to the marble slab and the shop front itself. The two front lamps of the car were broken and the front axle was bent.
The driver, who was severely shaken, said that he thought he was passing the entrance to Rose Vale, which he had already passed !