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1878: Serious accident at High Bridge

Updated: Dec 7, 2023


Serious Accident,—A rather serious accident happened on Saturday afternoon to a man named Henry Falconer.

It appears that he was returning from his work at Harvest hill, and, on going down the hill below Anstye Cross, met at the high bridge a waggon with four horses, belonging to Mr Huth, of Wykehurst, Bolney.

Harvest Hill is the name of the B2036 between the junction with Cuckfield Road at the southern end of Ansty and the entrance to Moonhill Place

The horses had run away, and the carter was riding the waggon, the boy with him being unable manage the team. Falconer, on their approaching him made an attempt to stop them, but was knocked down by the fore horse, the boy also being tossed into the hedge; the man being run over by the waggon and severely injured, it being uncertain up to Sunday evening whether he had received a fracture of the leg, the limb being much swollen. He was taken to his home at the Highlands, and attended to by Dr. Byass immediately.


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