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Accidental Deaths by Drowning Showells Dictionary of Birmingham 1885

Accidental Deaths by Drowning.—Five persons were drowned at Soho Pool, on Christmas Day, 1822, through the ice breaking under them. In 1872, John Jerromes lost his life while trying to save a boy who had fallen into Fazeley Street Canal. £200 subscriptions were raised for his wife and family. A boat upset at the Reservoir, …

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Accidents on the Rails Showells Dictionary of Birmingham 1885

An accident occurred to the Birmingham express train at Shipton, on Christmas Eve, 1874, whereby 26 persons were killed, and 180 injured. In the excitement at Snow Hill Station, a young woman was pushed under a train and lost both her legs, though her life was saved, and she now has artificial lower limbs. Police-officer …

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Accidents and Accidental Deaths Showells Dictionary of Birmingham 1885

Accidents and Accidental Deaths are of constant occurrence. Those here noted are but a few which, from their peculiar nature, have been placed on record for reference. A woman fell in Pudding Brook, June 3, 1794, and was drowned in the puddle. In 1789, a Mr. Wright, a patten-maker, of Digbeth, attempted to cross the …

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