Finally, The Evening News gave a little bit of context to the mysterious cipher appearing on the front page- an interview with Tove Jansson (as revealed in this post) about her and Moomin. But what else was happening?

Friday 17th September 1954

  • More London garages ban overtime, resulting in further strike action
  • Rocky Marciano prepares to square up to Ezzard Charles
  • John Foster Dulles leaves London after historic talks
  • A lorry driver in Genoa crashes after a mouse runs up his leg