Quick Fact: In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain…

In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain which ran directly into the Bank of England’s gold vault. He wrote letters to the directors of the bank and requested a meeting inside the vault at an hour of their choosing – and popped out of the floor to greet them. Ref: www.bankofengland.co.uk/knowledgebank/how-much-gold-is-kept-in-the-bank-of-england?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=knowledgebank&utm_content=gold

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