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Paddington Railway Station Accident
« on: Monday 19 August 13 11:36 BST (UK) »
 Could someone help with this. I have a Edward George who was working for the Railways at Paddington Station. He was supposed to be Sub-Station Master. We have been told he was killed at the Station 24 November 1894, by being crushed between the buffers of a Train. He left a Wife and a large Family behind.  But so far I can find no information about this. I do not have access to the London Newspapers. His death is recorded in December of 1894 at Paddington.
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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 August 13 12:30 BST (UK) »
You may need to get his death certificate as that will give you the cause of death and will tell you whether there was an inquest.
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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 August 13 12:39 BST (UK) »
Thank You for that,
But I was looking for a story on the accident that happened.
Regards Haselbury
Ayling:Sussex, Brighton
Bowley:Sussex, Brighton, Arundel,Burpham
Braddon:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Catford:Sussex,Burpham
Davis:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Dix:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Masters:Kent,Trottiscliffe
Medlar:Norfolk,Hevingham
Morey:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Mudge:Devon,Dawlish
Rendell:Dorset/Beaminster/Somerset/East Chinnock
Sharp:Kent,Bexley,Crayford
Sibley:Kent,Dartford,Deptford, London
Silva:Ceylon
Starling: West Indies,Barbados,Bridgetown
Ward:Sussex,Arundel, Australia

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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 August 13 12:49 BST (UK) »
I can't see anything in The Times  :(

The British Library newspaper archive is available to search pay per view 

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0t93/

it is also available on findmypast.

Some libraries have access to newspaper records online using your library card.

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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 August 13 12:52 BST (UK) »
I cant see anything in the British Newspapers 1710-1965 either.
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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 August 13 12:57 BST (UK) »
Thank You both for your efforts. I have been searching for this for a long time now. In the list of Railway accidents that are given for London area, there is none around that time either. So I am starting to doubt the family information given.
Regards Haselbury.
Ayling:Sussex, Brighton
Bowley:Sussex, Brighton, Arundel,Burpham
Braddon:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Catford:Sussex,Burpham
Davis:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Dix:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Masters:Kent,Trottiscliffe
Medlar:Norfolk,Hevingham
Morey:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Mudge:Devon,Dawlish
Rendell:Dorset/Beaminster/Somerset/East Chinnock
Sharp:Kent,Bexley,Crayford
Sibley:Kent,Dartford,Deptford, London
Silva:Ceylon
Starling: West Indies,Barbados,Bridgetown
Ward:Sussex,Arundel, Australia

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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #6 on: Monday 19 August 13 13:08 BST (UK) »
It could just not be newsworthy  :-\   

As groom suggested I would get the death certificate and see whether there was an inquest.

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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 August 13 13:15 BST (UK) »
Thank You all for your help
Regards Haselbury
Ayling:Sussex, Brighton
Bowley:Sussex, Brighton, Arundel,Burpham
Braddon:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Catford:Sussex,Burpham
Davis:Devon,Mamhead,Dawlish
Dix:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Masters:Kent,Trottiscliffe
Medlar:Norfolk,Hevingham
Morey:Somerset,Haselbury Plucknett
Mudge:Devon,Dawlish
Rendell:Dorset/Beaminster/Somerset/East Chinnock
Sharp:Kent,Bexley,Crayford
Sibley:Kent,Dartford,Deptford, London
Silva:Ceylon
Starling: West Indies,Barbados,Bridgetown
Ward:Sussex,Arundel, Australia

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Re: Paddington Railway Station Accident
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 August 13 13:22 BST (UK) »
It was most probably newsworthy locally but not nationally.

I would contact Westminster Archives and ask them if they could look in their newspaper collection for you

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/archives/visitor-information/contact/

They may make a charge

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