RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 35 ] SATURDAY, 31st., AUGUST, 1867 [ Price 1d.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

"SERIOUS RAILWAY ACCIDENT:- About 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening a serious accident occurred to Thomas Nichols, landlord of the old Brown Jug, Round Oak. Nichols is in the employ of the Railway Company, at Round Oak Station, as yard foreman. On Wednesday evening, he was engaged in assisting to shunt some trucks on to a siding, near Messrs. Cochranes' works. As the waggons were running down the incline, Nichols observed a box nearly infringing on the rails, and he ran forward to remove it out of the way. While endeavouring to do so, he was caught by the waggons, and was jammed against a pile of iron fencing, which was placed near the edge of the rails. He was also thrown down, and the wheel of one of the waggons passed over his foot, crushing it very severely. He has also received a severe cut on the hip, and is badly cut and bruised on various parts of the body. The poor fellow was conveyed to his home as speedily as possible, where he was attended to by Drs.Corbett and Walker, who rendered him every assistance. It is hoped that it will not be necessary to amputate the injured foot."

 


LOCAL AND DISTRICT PETTY SESSIONS
Kidderminster - Thursday.

"CHARGED OF ROBBING THE RAILWAY COMPANY OF SPIRITS:- Charles Brown, employed by the Great Western Railway Company, at Wribbenhall Station, on the Severn Valley branch line, was brought up charged with having stolen four jars, the property of the company, containing whisky or gin. Superintendent Stanton said he apprehended the prisoner, and, from information he received, searched his garden, where he found the jugs produced. Prisoner: 'Why the garden is quarter of a mile from my house'. Detective Hardwick, G.W.C., applied for a remand, on the grounds that there had been too little time to complete the evidence. This was granted, and a further hearing of the case will take place on Monday."