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Death of youth at Colwall

1842 – Unfortunate Death at Colwall

George Freeman, a sixteen year old lad was out with a friend,  when they came across a large butt of a tree which had been sawn off and was left lying on a steep bank.

George decided to roll the butt down the bank and managed to get it started, but in doing so his “frock” caught onto the butt and he was drawn over it and rolled down the bank.

The butt crushed George as it rolled… Continue reading

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