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Wellington Journal, 1900

The ‘Wellington Journal’ in 1900 published many reports of mining-type accidents, including:

(a) a fatal accident to a well-sinker near Shifnal, who was drilling for water at Harrington Waterworks for the Borough of Wenlock. He was ‘struck’ by machinery when making a drink of tea.

(b) Hugh Williams was killed in a waterworks tunnel at Knowbury near Ludlow. The Inspector of Mines was informed but he decided to leave it with the coroner to sort out.

[The tunnel may have been part of the Elan Valley Aqueduct which passes through Knowbury]

Submitted by Ivor Brown

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