The Highway Code - with motor traffic becoming more and more common the first edition of the Highway Code was issued priced at 1d.
Nearer home, in Camberley, the population was 13,676, (in 3,406 houses) and a four bed roomed detached house would cost you £1,000.
Also in 1931, just down the road in Farnborough, Ellen Yeomans left the Fox Inn, where she had been landlady for 20 years.
As Mrs. Yeomans called last orders for the final time she could never have imagined that in a few months time her cooking skills would be under suspicion and that she would be appearing as a principal witness to one of the most intriguing unsolved murders of the 20th century.
Ivy Blanch Thorne was engaged as a nurse/midwife to Frances just prior to the birth of Peter Jackson in 1927. She remained with Frances after her marriage to Hugh Chevis becoming more of a companion/secretary as well as a live in nanny to Frances's three children residing in Frances's London Knightsbridge flat.
Ellen Yeomans (nee Youmans)
Ellen Yeomans remained at the Fox, with her two young sons, taking over the licence and running the pub with help from Mrs. Vera Hayes, who also resided at the Fox.
On the morning of June 20th 1931, Hugh Chevis awoke in his bungalow a contented man. Not only was he happily married, in good health, prosperous and well-liked by everyone who knew him, he had no known enemies or any notable personal difficulties.