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1899 August 26

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This little piece was reported in the Cambridge Daily News of Saturday 26th August 1899.  From looking at the census, it looks like this was Dennis, son of Peter Harvey who fell from the cart. The family lived in Crawley End.  Hopefully Dennis lived to tell the tale and went back to working for Mr Goode.

CHRISHALL. ACCIDENT TO A BOY.—On Friday morning, about 8 o’clock, as a boy named Harvey, the 13 year old son of Peter Harvey, was driving a horse attached loaded water cart, to some sheep in a field, on the farm of Mr Goode, of Redlands Farm. Elmdon, in whose employ the lad was, he fell off the cart, breaking his thigh and cutting his head severely. The poor boy was found shortly afterwards by a man named Green, who had previously assisted him in filling the cart. He was afterwards taken in a conveyance to Saffron Walden Hospital.



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