|• 1837: Queen Victoria crowned||• 1838: National Gallery founded||• 1840: Queen Victora & Prince Albert marry||• 1841: Glynde School built||• 1842: Irish "Potato Famine" starts||• 1847: British Museum founded||• 1848: Marx & Engels write Communist Manifesto||• 1851: Great Exhibition opens in Hyde Park||• 1854: Start of Crimean War||• 1859: Darwin's Origin of Species published||• 1861: American Civil War begins||• 1865: Salvation Army founded||• 1869: Suez Canal opened||• 1871: Trades Unions legalised||• 1872: Secret ballots introduced for elections||• 1873: Dr Livingstone dies||• 1876: Bell invents telephone||• 1878: Electric light bulb invented||• 1881: Pasteur invents innoculation||• 1884: Fabian Society founded||• 1884: Speaker Brand retires||• 1885: Glynde & Beddingham Cricket Club founded|
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT – An under-guard to a railway train met with a fatal accident the other day at the Glynde station. The train had just arrived, and was about stopping, going at the rate of three miles an hour, when he jumped from the step of the brake-van on to the platform. In alighting his foot slipped and he fell, rolling over on to the line. The wheels of some of the carriages passed over his leg, injuring it in such a manner that amputation was resorted to. Three days after the accident the poor fellow died.
From the Brighton Gazette, Thursday 3 January 1861:
In a calendar of events for 1860 it as noted that on 24 May an 'Inquest was held at the hospital on the body of a man named Skinner, killed by slipping under a train at the Glynde Station'.
glynde.info/history by Andrew Lusted & Chris Whitmore is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://glynde.info/history/contact.php