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Details of the Accident

Place Beeston area
Date 21st November 1844,
Railway Company Midland Counties Railway
No. of Fatalities 5
Cause of Accident Collision
Description Following the derailment of a tender at Wilsford Road crossing, single line working was introduced. Owing to a misunderstanding and thick fog two trains collided head-on.

Sources/Further Reading

  • Morning Chronicle, Monday 25 November 1844
  • Nottingham Day Book (Rod Neep 2000)

List of Fatalities

3 of the 5 fatalities that have been identifed so far are listed in the table below together with brief notes on any other information found

The last column shows the General Register Office (England and Wales) or Statutory Register (Scotland) reference where this has been identified.

Surname First Names Age Occupation Residence Notes GRO/SR Reference
BOWLSTRIDGE James 50 Pub landlord Three Horse Shoes, Derby Road, Nottingham, NTT Died of injuries 1844/Dec Nottingham 15 425
DEAN John 38 Cotton agent Hounds-gate, Nottingham, NTT 1845/Mar Radford 15 515
VARNALLS William 64 Former butler at Colwick Hall Derby, DBY Died of injuries. Wife was housekeeper at Mr. Strutt's, Derby 1844/Dec Radford 15 438