WWII Cash Hoard Found Under Floor of Churchill’s Tailor

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 8, 2018

Construction workers in the UK have found wads of cash dating back to World War II at a shop that once belonged to a tailor beloved by Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine.

Stunned renovators pulled bundles of decaying, dirt-encrusted banknotes from their clandestine spot under a shop floor in the seaside city of Brighton in May. The face value of the wartime pot totaled around £30,000 — the equivalent of about £1.5 million (just over $2 million) today, once the Bank of England’s official inflation rates have been factored in.

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