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From the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, 29th May 1860

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'.

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