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Rushden Echo & Argus, 12th October 1906, transcribed by Kay Collins
3 Accidents - October 1906

A Painful Accident befell a boy named Fred Litchfield, 12 years of age, son of Mr. J. Litchfield, of Newton-road, on Wednesday. He attends the National School and while playing went to get over an iron fence to get a ball which had gone over. While getting over the fence one of the sharp spikes entered his thigh and he was unable to get down. He was lifted off, however, and after his leg had been bound up he was taken home. Dr. Owen was called in and found that the wound was a severe one, necessitating several stitches being put in. The lad is now going on as well as can be expected.

Two Cyclists were passing in High-street yesterday shortly after noon and, in trying to avoid each other, one of the cyclists collided with Mr. Nattrass’s cart. The bicycle was smashed but no one was injured.
A Nasty Fall was sustained on Tuesday by Mrs. Chas Freeman of Crabb-street. She was going next door to see her daughter (Mrs. O. Ablett), who is ill, when she accidentally fell down the steps. Mrs. Freeman was badly bruised, but no bones were broken.

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