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#598077 - 10th Oct 2011 10:48pm grave
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looking for any info on this person who is buried here!


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#598079 - 10th Oct 2011 10:51pm Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Just an unlucky Guy I suppose.

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#598111 - 10th Oct 2011 11:06pm Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Very unlucky

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#598359 - 11th Oct 2011 11:16am Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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George was born in Higher Bebington and was married to Hannah and had 3 Sons, John, Kenneth and Samuel who were aged 6, nearly 2 and 4 when George died

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#598611 - 11th Oct 2011 5:08pm Re: grave [Re: LisaW]
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Not just any old bonfire this one was 40ft high & 25ft across.


"just before mid-day three men were hauling barrels of hot pitch to pour over it when the whole structure collapsed. George Williams who was 32 was trapped under a beam. George Owen dragged him out but he died in the ambulance that was taking him to hospital just as it passed his house.His widow, Hannah, gave birth to a daughter, georgina 5 weeks later. A memorial Stone to him was erected in the churchyard by subscription from the people from the village. George Owen was later awarded the Humane Society life saving medal, for his act of courage.....because of the tragedy the celebrations were cancelled. The material was burned off during the day and although it was well into the field the heat was such that it blistered the paint on the houses in Mill Terrace" taken from Fir-Bob Land by Allan Alsbury.

The book contains a picture of the huge bonfire.


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#598637 - 11th Oct 2011 6:20pm Re: grave [Re: 8HBob]
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Just an unlucky Guy I suppose.


It didn't go over my head... Haha.
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#599288 - 12th Oct 2011 8:55am Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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thanx oxton hill for that info smile
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#599669 - 12th Oct 2011 8:15pm Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Wonder why they felt the need to put his address on his stone,must of been a popular bloke in the comunity

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#600994 - 14th Oct 2011 7:38pm Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Interesting story, where is the grave?

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#601428 - 15th Oct 2011 3:03am Re: grave [Re: OxtonHill]
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The bonfire was built in a field known as Tyson's Field close to Higher Bebington School, where another large bonfire had been built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The two old glass lantern slides below show this bonfire, with the School and Mill in the background. The 1902 bonfire was an attempt to build an even bigger one that went tragically wrong.


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#601538 - 15th Oct 2011 12:52pm Re: grave [Re: chris58]
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Originally Posted By: chris58
Interesting story, where is the grave?
Great find TC.

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#601539 - 15th Oct 2011 12:54pm Re: grave [Re: marty99fred]
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Originally Posted By: marty99fred
The bonfire was built in a field known as Tyson's Field close to Higher Bebington School, where another large bonfire had been built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The two old glass lantern slides below show this bonfire, with the School and Mill in the background. The 1902 bonfire was an attempt to build an even bigger one that went tragically wrong.
What brilliant photos.

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#601635 - 15th Oct 2011 4:43pm Re: grave [Re: Bezzymate]
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Although not as good as the previous glass slides here is a picture of the actual fatal bonfire I managed to find at the library.


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#601672 - 15th Oct 2011 7:31pm Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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wow great pics thanks for posting smile
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#601825 - 16th Oct 2011 12:55am Re: grave [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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Great picture of the windmill, school and chimney as well thumbsup
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