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Rhymney Valley Echoes




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Bargoed Chamber of Trade.I



New Tredegar Woman Sues Her…


Mynyddislwyn District Council.



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Unknown's Fate.


District Gouncil Elections.…

New Tredegar Chamber of Trade.




Fata! Accident at Maesycwmmer.


Fata! Accident at Maesycwmmer. CRUSHED BETWEEN TRAIN AND PLAT. FORM. An inquest was held at the Police Station, Maesycwmmer, by Mr Harold Edwards, the deputy coroner, concerning the death of Tho- mas Hughes, of 18, Tal-y-brvn-terraoe, Pont- llanfraith, who died shortly alter an accident at the Maesycwmmer Railway Station. — Tho- mas Hughes, father of the deceased, said he last saw deceased alive in the signal box at 6.30 on the 29th ult. Just before he died he complained of a pain in the lower part of his chest, and asked to be taken home to his mother. Deceased was fifteen years of age last September, and was a collier. — Richard Edward Jenkins signalman at the Maesycwm- mer Station Box, said that as the 5.55 train was standing just below the platform — about 20 yards away — he saw the deceased and another lad come on to the platform and go down to the train. To do this they had to leave the plat- form. Presently, as the train began to move, a food box dropped out, and the deceased jump- ed down on to the line to pick it up. Having done this he jumped on to the bottom step or platform of the carriage, and. failing to reaoh the door, he held on to the top platform of the coach. The train was .approaching the plat- form, and a number of colliers shouted. By the time the train had come to a standstill, the de- ceased had been carried between the carriage and the platform of the station. Witness and two or taree others extricated deceased, and took him int-o the signal box. Deceased was in great pain.—Mr. Kirkham Jenkins (of Messrs. Morgan, Nicholas and Bruce) instructed by Mr. Walter Lewis, acting miners' agent, appeared for the deceased's relations, and put several questions to the witness as to why this train, which was going up the line. was waiting on the down line, but Inspector W. Sparkes, of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway, asked to be al- lowed to answer this later.—In reply to a. fur- ther question, R. E. Jenkins said there was an objection in his mind to the train coming down on the up line.—Inspector W. Sparkes iviid that the reason why the train was on the down line was due to one for the Tredegar Iron Company's workmen leaving at 5.55, whilst the P.D Company's train was due to leave eight minutes later. It was for the purpose of obvi- ating confusion and bustling that the two trains came to the respective platforms. This arrangement had been in force ten years. — David Davies said that he travelled by the train in question, and saw deceased on the bot- tom step of a carriage. The train was moving at the time towards the platform, and numbers of men shouted at the deceased, too.—Dr. J. Richards said he was called at 6 a.m., and ar- rived at the signal box ten minutes after. De- ceased's face was livid, and he looked apparent- ly dead. His wrist was pulseless, but his heart was panting. He died in the course of a few minutes. After death, witness examined him. but found no external signs of injury beyond superficial bruises on the hip and chest. Deceas- ed died of shock due to internal injuries, the nature of which, however, he .(Dr. Richards) could not describe, without making a post-mor- tem examination. — A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

Hengoed County School Governors.

Horse Show at Caerphilly.

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