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Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News, December 7th, 1895
MADELEY.

 

ACCIDENT: On Monday morning, as a married man named Briscoe was working at the Halesfield colliery, a lump of coal dropped on his hand, the club surgeon (Dr. Webb) being obliged to amputate the thumb.

HILL'S LANE PIT: The men working at Hill's Lane Claypit have received a fortnight's notice, which expires to-day. If this pit, of which Mr. M. Owen is manager, be closed, several hands will be thrown out of employment.

 


Submitted by Steve Dewhirst

Note: The accident to Briscoe occurred on 2nd December.

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