1854 – Marigolds Hide the Sins of Cashel’s Stolen Sovereigns

Marigolds inside

Clonmel Chronicle, 14 & 28 June 1854

Some good police work from Cashel in 1854. When a Bristol potato buyer was relieved of 52 sovereigns in that town it looked as though his fortune was gone forever. Not so. The perpetrators fulfilled the time-honoured cliché of burying their gold in the ground. Under a bunch of thriving marigolds.

CC 14 June 1854 Marigolds

 

CC 28 June 1854 Marigolds