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Transcripts of articles from Preston Chronicle and Lancashire Advertiser


Oct. 19, 1850

Page 7

DARWEN.

ACCIDENT. - On Saturday last an accident, well nigh attended with fatal consequences, occurred at the British Schools, now building, in connection with the Independent Meeting House, Belgrave-square. Some of the masons were engaged in placing a large stone on one of the chimneys, when, by some mishap, it fell, breaking the planks composing the scaffold, upon which two of the workmen were standing. One of the men had his fall broken by the timbers of the flooring, and escaped with a few bruises and a little fright, while his less fortunate companion, Squire Hutchinson, was precipitated to the bottom, a distance of twenty-five feet, a large mass of stone, &c., falling upon him. He was taken up bleeding and insensible, and the assistance of Mr. R. Bury, surgeon, was immediately procured, who, upon examination, found that the poor man had sustained many serious injuries, especially about the head. We are glad, however, to hear that he is progressing favourably.

June 12, 1852

Page 8

STEALING PIGEONS. - At the polce-office, yesterday before W. Eccles, Esq., Henry Rawsthorne, Thomas Kay, I. W. Baldwin, James Lomax, and Squire Hutchinson, were charged with stealing four pigeons, the property of Thomas Shaw, of Over Darwen. The case was proved against the four first-named prisoners, who, being under sixteen years of age, were sentenced under the Juvenile Offenders Act, to fourteen days imprisonment with hard labour.


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