The gravestones of two railway workers killed in an accident, in the churchyard of St John the Baptist's Church

Date:
1930-1950
Location:
St John the Baptists' Church, Churchyard, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
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St John The Baptist's Church, St John Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Reference:
AA50/08262
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

Thomas Scaife and Joseph Rutherford, aged 23 and 32 respectively, both employed by the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway Company, were killed in November 1840 after a boiler of the experimental locomotive on which they were working exploded. The locomotive, which was three years old, had completed a test run of seven miles, before being parked at Bromsgrove Station, where the boiler exploded. The gravestones were restored in 2014. A poem is inscribed into the headstone of Thomas Scaife.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Post Medieval Churchyard