The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874 (Pen & Sword)

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In this book, author Phyllida Scrivens tells the story of the 1874 railway disaster at Norwich Thorpe Station.

28 people lost their lives on 10 September 1874 when a momentary misunderstanding between railway staff led to a head-on collision. The disaster was featured in the local and national press for many months after, with newspapers publishing stories of compensation claims and manslaughter charges.

This book uses extensive research as well as writings from the time to piece together the story of this disaster and looks at who the people who lost their lives were. Illustrated with several black & white photographs and reproduced press cuttings. Hardback. 196 pages.

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