1946: The Southcourt Rat War

'The Southcourt Rat War' of 1946
'The Southcourt Rat War' of 1946

Pests were a problem in Aylesbury 68 years ago, but one group had their own ideas of how to solve it.

Rats were a problem in areas of Aylesbury in 1946 but the town had its own ‘hit squad’.

Mr Sid Skoyles and members of his ‘Underground Movement’ seen here ‘baiting a sewer during the ‘Southcourt Rat War’.

Twenty-five rats ‘of all shapes and sizes’ lie in front of their former sewer home.