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Eastgate, accident (City Centre) (1 comment)
14th May 1968 Crash between mobile pile driver and a bus at the Eastate Roundabout at the junction of Regent Street and New York Road. The wreckage is being assessed by several people gathered round. Two people were injured in the accident and six more taken to hospital suffering from shock.
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Fowler Steam Engine, Accident (Unknown)
18th June, 1908 Postcard with scene of an accident. Fowler engine no 10328 owned by John Wilson has partially fallen off Wooler Bridge. The engine was built in 1905.
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Furniture Warehouse accident (Cross Green) (3 comments)
14th April 1964 Accident at Mark Rowlands furniture warehouse on East Street. Photograph shows Lance Ash being rescued from the 130ft chimney at the warehouse. He had been trapped for six hours while clearing bricks during the demolition
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Hembrigg Mill, boiler explosion (Morley)
4th July 1863. A lithograph drawing from the Leeds Intelligencer (forerunner of the Yorkshire Post) of Saturday 4th July 1863 of the results of the terrible boiler explosion at Hembrigg Mill that took place a week before on June 27th. In it 20 people were killed or wounded. This view was drawn from the railway bridge over Bridge Street, looking down Mill Lane to the Hembrigg towards the end of the building where the rotary wheel used to be fixed to the side. There are long descriptions in the newspaper reports of the time as the mill was only two years old when the accident occurred. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Newlay Sewer, Crane Accident (Newlay)
March 1904. View of Newlay Sewer showing the site of an accident where a crane ran off the rails.
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