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The Explosion Of November 17th 1870 At Kynoch’s, Witton, Birmingham. (4)
26/11/1870, Witton, Birmingham, England , Uploaded by Pedrocut at 2012/01/02

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Pedrocut
Pedrocut commented Jan 03, 2012:

Hi Jane,

I am uploading these paraphrased pieces from the Press as I go searching through. The next upload will be for the 7/12/1870 which is of particular interest as the Inquiry is adjourned.

I have no idea how this will turn out as I have not gone past about the 15th of December, but there is another and much worse explosion shortly! The repercussions could go on some time.

Best wishes Peter

 

janes
Janes commented Jan 03, 2012:

Have I missed Dec 1870's events? You are right the Coroner and Jury Foreman's exchanges are fascinating. 

Pedrocut
Pedrocut commented Jan 03, 2012:

Hi Jane,

A sad story indeed, but there is much worse to come in December 1870!

Best wishes Peter

janes
Janes commented Jan 02, 2012:

What a fascinating though sad story, Peter. It is interesting from many points of view, the child labour issue being one of course. A child of 12 doing such dangerous work. Also, I didn't know there were juries at Coroners' Courts. I thought it was just the man himself who made the decision.

Pedrocut
Pedrocut commented Jan 02, 2012:

The Birmingham Post seems, in this report, not give an opinion.

The most interesting bit for me is the exchange between the Coroner and the Foreman of the Jury!

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