Edward Booth, fireman

5 Jul
On our way through Spring Bank cemetery yesterday I came across this unique memorial which I hadn’t noticed before. I think I might have remembered a steam train on a gravestone. Anyhow the web is a wonderful place and after two  little clicks it provided me with this site which tells you all you need to know about the sad demise in 1906 of young Edward Booth, fireman, in a rail accident and the subsequent improvements in rail safety that followed. Thanks for this work must go to the Friends of Hull General Cemetery and to W.P. Everingham & Sons Ltd, a local firm of monumental masons.

Margot took the close up.

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One Response to “Edward Booth, fireman”

  1. William Kendall July 5, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Poignant and melancholy, as it must be.

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