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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
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One Hundred Years Ago - Accidents

To give an impression of what life was like in Clophill one hundred years ago sources from 1911 have been transcribed and interpreted.

"Henry Upton, a youth in the employ of Mr. Williamson, of "Simpson's Firs," met with a serious accident on Saturday. He was driving the horse which was working the chaff-cutting machine, when his left foot was caught in some cog-wheels. The foot was much hurt. Two of the toes being badly crushed. He was brought home, and is progressing satisfactorily, but it will be some time before he will be able to get about again."

Saturday April 1st, 1911. Ampthill News

"On Nov. 15th, Miss Florence Gudgin met with what might have been a very serious accident. She was riding her bicycle along the village street, when another cyclist, riding without light, ran into her machine. She was thrown over the handle bars, and injured her right arm and her knee. On Dr. Garner's advice Miss Gudgin went to the Hospital at Bedford. The X rays showed that no bones were broken; but she is still obliged to carry her right arm in a sling, and it will be some time before she regains the full use of it."

Saturday, November 25th, 1911. Ampthill News