Catapult amnesty

Hertfordshire Mercury, 1st December 1900


Police in Hertford creatively followed up a number of complaints about damage caused by catapults in Hertford.  Officers made a raid on three schools in the town on Thursday 29 November 1900 and with a little help from the headmasters and the appearance of “a Man in Blue” the boys handed in a hefty haul of 70 catapults.


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