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From: Janice Walker <>
Subject: [ENG-SOM-EASTCHINNOCK] Two other snippits
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 06:04:43 -0700 (PDT)
On the front of the EC Village Echoes is a picture of Albert Young, one of my family. He nearly didn't make it -
Albert Young of East Chinnock was seriously injured when the Widcombe Bridge leading from the GWR to the Bath & West Agricultural Show collapsed. The 10.30 train from Weymouth had arrived and visitors flocked over the bridge.
Suddenly the structure snapped in the middle, and the passengers, to the number of 200, were precipitated into the River Avon
reports the number of dead .at ten or twelve and the injured at fifty one. The river was much swollen by the heavy rains of last week, and many persons were carried away by the strength of the current. Very many lives were saved by small pleasure boats
Another amusing snippit -
a sow belonging to Mr J Bartlett, of East Chinnock . Farrowed thirteen pigs, one of which, that only survived a few minutes, was peculiarly remarkable, having the appearance of a parrot on one part of its body, its hind legs across, and its head like that of a dog.