Accident at Derby Bar, Rishworth

On 7th April 1906, there was a fatal accident near the Derby Inn, Rishworth.

A horse pulling a trap down the hill past the Derby Inn, Rishworth was frightened when some sheep ran across the road.

The horse backed into a wall which collapsed, pitching the carriage, the horse and 4 passengers 90 ft into the Derby Delph quarry below.

Three of the passengers

- were killed instantly, and the fourth man

was badly injured.

All the casualties were from Shaw

© Malcolm Bull 2020
Revised 08:40 /10th March 2020 / mmd253 / 2573

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