Some history of Tipton
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"On Thursday last, at Dudley, Mr. H. Marshall [sitting with a jury] held an inquest relative to the death of John Samuel Kendrick,
aged 51, who lived at No. 2. Shrubbery Villas, Horseley Road, Tipton, and who died at the Guest Hospital. Eliza Mary Kendrick said that the deceased was her brother-in-law,
and lived at her house. He was employed as a general labourer at a tube works. On the evening of March 21st he left the house, saying he was going for a walk round Great
Bridge. Shortly afterwards she heard that he had been injured, and a little later he was brought home, but was then taken to the Guest Hospital. She saw him on some of
the following days, but he was too ill to tell her what had happened to him. Sidney Arthur Evans, aged 16, of 41 Locarno Road, Tipton, said he was a wood workers'
machinist. About 7.10 p.m., on March 21st, he was riding a pedal cycle along Horseley Road, Tipton. He was on the left side of the road, and travelling about five or six
miles an hour, going in the direction of Tipton Green. As he was passing Shrubbery Villas he saw deceased just in front of him, about a yard from the kerbing on the
left-hand side. Witness rang his bell, and applied his brakes, but the cycle skidded on the "greasy" road, and the front wheel hit deceased, knocking him down.
Deceased appeared to be crossing from one side of the road to the other. Witness had an electric light on the cycle, but the road was rather dark near the Shrubbery Villas,
and witness could not see very far ahead. He did not see deceased until he was close upon him. Witness was not hurt by the impact, nor was the cycle damaged. Albert Edward
Watts, 3, Springfield, Dudley Road, Tipton, said he saw the incident. When Evans was a few yards from deceased he was going at a moderate pace, and when the cycle hit
deceased Evans was thrown over the handlebars. Before deceased was hit witness saw him cross from one side of the road to the other. The street lamp near where the impact
occurred was not lighted, and it was raining and snowing at the time. Witness heard Evans ring his bell, and also noticed that he had a light on the cycle. In witness'
opinion it was a pure accident. Edgar Arthur Bickers, 13, Canal Street, Tipton, who was with the last witness, gave similar evidence. Dr. Lloyd, house surgeon at the
Guest Hospital, said deceased was admitted there, about 10 p.m. on March 21st, and died on the morning of March 27th. He was unconscious the whole of the time, and was
suffering from injuries to his head. As the result of a post-mortem examination, witness came to the conclusion that death was due to meningitis, by the inflammation
set up by a fractured skull. The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
"Accident at Tipton"
Dudley Chronicle : April 5th 1928 Page 5