In 1830 William Huskinsson, the politician, who was killed at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester railway in what was the first recorded fatal railway accident, was an old boy of Appleby Magna Grammar School.
"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen" ............. Douglas Adams - HHGTTG.
Post by Richard Dunmore on Jan 30, 2014 17:36:52 GMT
To read a little more about the Huskisson family and the gruesome story see pp 38-39 of my book This Noble Foundation. For much more see: The Last Journey of Williaam Huskisson - how a day of triumph became a day of despair at the turn of a wheel - by Simon Garfield, pub. Faber and Fsber 2002