Local history lesson (April 26, 1945)


April 26, 1945
Fewer than 100 years ago Liverpool people believed that if they washed their money in basins of water they would prevent contagious infection.

The authorities backed the belief by providing basins of water at Everton open-air market when Liverpool was visited by the plague in the middle of last century.

People doing business at the market dipped their money in the basins.
(Evening Express: April 26, 1945)

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