Savings books are a thing of the past.
Not so long ago, savings books were the most popular way to set money aside. This wasn't phased out until the early 2000s. The savings book was similar to today’s bank statements. When you paid money into the bank, this was noted in the savings book with a stamp and the current account balance. The savings book was easy to use, but not secure. In the event of a break-in, it could easily be stolen and the owner could lose all the money they had saved.
The result: massive disappointment and shattered dreams.