A PUBLICATION BY THE CHORLEV BRANCH OF THE L.F.H. & H.S.
LEYLAND STREET ACCIDENT
On Saturday evening an aged man named James Crook, of Bradshavv
Street, Leyland, and a little lad named Henry Coulton, aged six
years, while crossing the street in Towngate, were knocked down and
run over by a horse and cab. They were both severely hurt, and
medically attended by Dr. Berry.
Saturday August 9th 1902
LEYLAND - A DANGEROUS FALL
On Saturday afternoon an accident befell William Houlden, aged 12
years, son of Mr. Q. Houlden, chemist, Union Street, Leyland. The
boy and two companions were playing in his father's warehouse, when
he fell from the top, a distance of 12 feet, alighting on his head.
He was picked up, carried home, and Dr. Fraser was summoned. That
gentleman found him suffering from a slight concussion of the brain.
He has now, however, almost recovered.
Saturday September 11th 1886
LEYLAND - ACCIDENT
On Thursday week, Mr. John Ainscough, butcher, Leyland Lane, met
with an accident. Whilst driving home down Leyland Lane, the horse
was going at a great speed, when it suddenly ran against a
milestone, smashing both shafts of the trap. The occupant was thrown
out and slightly hurt.
Saturday April 21" 1888
LEYLAND - SUDDEN DEATH OF A RESIDENT
On Thursday afternoon, a man named John Norris, a mechanic at Mr.
Stanning's Bleach Works, died rather suddenly from inflammation. The
deceased had been attended by Drs. Fraser and Bower, of Leyland, and
Dr. Marshall, of Preston. Saturday April 28th 1888
LEYLAND - THE LATE MR. NELSON
On Sunday morning, (he members of The Oddfellows' lodge, numbering
46, and each wearing a black sash met at their lodge room, The Ship
Inn, and formed a procession to The Parish Church, to pay a last
tribute of respect to The memory of Their late Bro. P.P.T. .John
Nelson, whose remains were interred on The previous Wednesday.
Saturday April 28th 1888
LEYLAND - POLICE
A special sitting was held at the Leyland Police Court on Monday,
before L. Rawstone, W. Brethcrton, and N. Bretherton, Esqs. -
Flogged for theft - Arthur Wiggins and John Wm. Lancaster were
charged with stealing, on the 30 ult., five eggs, valued at 4 1/2d.,
from the hencote of Robert Butcher, grocer, Towngate, Leyland, and
were sentenced to receive four strokes each with the birch rod. -
Elijah Loxham, remanded from the last sessions, was fined 7s 6d and
costs for being drunk on the 12th February
Saturday April 7th 1888
Leyland - Accident to Boy
A boy named John Henry Taylor, living with his parents in Herbert
Street, Leyland, was running across the Brick Croft Field, near
Messrs. Iddon Bros'. Premises, on Saturday afternoon, when he fell
and broke his arm. Dr. Berry set the limb, and the boy is now
Saturday March 4th 1893
LEYLAND - CHILD FOUND DEAD IN BED - THE MOTHER CENSURED
An inquest was held at the Leyland Police Court, on Monday, relative
to the death of Annie Little, 15 days old, of 17 Herbert Street,
Leyland, who was found dead in bed with her parents about 6.0 a.m.
on Sunday morning. From evidence it appeared that the child was
taken to bed in good health at 9.30 the previous night. At five the
next morning it appeared to be all right, and at six it was found on
its mother's arm, with its right cheek apparently crushed and
discoloured. Both the father and mother were severely catechised by
the foreman, who stated that this was their fifth child, but only
one was living. On one that died about 18 months ago, under similar
circumstances to this one, an inquest was held. Owing to sulphurous
vapour inhaled at her employment, the mother was a very heavy
sleeper, but one of the jury stated that the effects of the vapour
passed off in ten minutes - The jury returned a verdict that
"Deceased was found dead in bed by her mother, and that she came to
her death by suffocation, caused by her having been accidentally
overlaid by her mother, and that in their opinion, under the
circumstances disclosed by the evidence, the said Eliza Little is
deserving of very severe censure, and that the Coroner do censure