Some history on Bloxwich in the county of Staffordshire



Photographs of Bloxwich

Bloxwich : War Memorial and Cinema [c.1930]
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Contemporary Photographs

Bloxwich : All Saints' Church [2004]
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"An accident in which a 74 years-old man was knocked down by a reversing van at the junction of Woodall Street and Revival Street, Bloxwich, was described to Walsall magistrates on Wednesday, when the van driver, William Henry Oakley [35], of 45 Buchanan Road, Walsall, denied that he drove carelessly. The bench found the case proved and he was fined £2 with £7. 6s.4d. costs. Mr. B. W. Ravenscroft, prosecuting, said that the accident occurred when 74-years old Frederick James Wright Brant, was pushing his wheel-barrow along Revival Street towards his allotment. Brant said in evidence that the van knocked him to the ground, pinning his left-hand under the nearside rear wheel. The van stopped immediately he shouted and the driver helped to bandage his hand. As he was in a hurry to reach his allotment he told the van driver to forget the incident and, refusing medical aid, he continued on his way. Oakley told the court that it was he who informed the police of the incident. The mirrors of the van he was driving did not cover the whole of the rear of the vehicle, he said, and there was a "blind spot" where Mr. Brant must have been walking."
"Van Driver Fined After Bloxwich Accident"
Walsall Observer : September 16th 1960 Page 7

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