Updated 23 Dec 2006
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Taken c1911, copied from a very faded postcard.
Accident, Wirksworth c.1911
The traction engine is trying to pull a trailer upright on
Cromford Hill, west of Cromford. A Fairground traction engine
with 3 trailers ran away down Cromford Hill and overturned,
but nobody was killed. A crowd of people are watching the
proceedings. There should be an article about the accident
in the local paper.
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