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Hessle Railway accident
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 17:25 GMT (UK) »
I have a James Brown b 1779 who was the fatality in a railway accident on the 21.2.1847 in Hessle. The newspaper reports on the accident reported that that he was a "Crier of Hessle". I take this to mean Town Crier, but find no trace of such. Has anyone any ideas please??
The railway archives stated that it was caused by a derailment and the files have yet to be updated
Cambridgeshire, Bates,Brown
Huntingdon, Bates,Favill,Truss,Popple,
Northamptonshire,Bates,
Lincolnshire,Davis,Pavey,
Bedfordshire,Favell
Yorkshire,Brown
Somerset,Bailey
Devon,Agland

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Re: Hessle Railway accident
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 23:54 GMT (UK) »
CRIER, either a town crier or one of many street salesmen and women who would shout out what they had to sell in their own distinctive ways.

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Re: Hessle Railway accident
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 January 18 00:26 GMT (UK) »
"Brown was a Boot and Shoe maker by trade and is listed in Directories of the time"
The full newspaper report is here

https://www.sites.google.com/site/hesslelocalhistorysociety/railway/fatal-railway-accident-of-1847
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend

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Re: Hessle Railway accident
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 January 18 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all, matches up
Cambridgeshire, Bates,Brown
Huntingdon, Bates,Favill,Truss,Popple,
Northamptonshire,Bates,
Lincolnshire,Davis,Pavey,
Bedfordshire,Favell
Yorkshire,Brown
Somerset,Bailey
Devon,Agland

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Re: Hessle Railway accident
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Some people never learn, there are frightening resemblences to the high speed incident when an IC225 was derailed at Hatfield due to track failure in 1998!
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