Some history of West Bromwich
More information on West Bromwich to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to West Bromwich from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on West Bromwich. There is information on Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"At West Bromwich County Court, yesterday, Judge Smith and a jury heard action brought Gladys Irene Tomkins, aged sixteen, of 9, Cordley
Street, West Bromwich, against Thomas Lovatt, contractor, of Chapel Lane, Harrishead, to recover damages for personal injury caused by defendant's negligent driving
of a motor-lorry. Mr. Ward appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. C. F. Hurst was for the defendant. Plaintiff's case was that on January 28th she was riding a bicycle
along High Street, West Bromwich, and when near the Post Office a motor-lorry driven by the defendant overtook her. The vehicle struck her on the right shoulder,
knocked her bicycle on to the pavement and she fell into the roadway, where she had a narrow escape of being run over by the lorry. She was removed to the District
Hospital, where she remained until February 8th, and continued under treatment until May last. At the time the accident happened plaintiff was riding close to the
pavement, and there was no other traffic on the road, which at that point was 41ft. wide. The defence was a denial of negligence, it being contended that the plaintiff
overtook the motor-lorry and attempted to pass between it and the pavement. She was riding unsteadily, and fell off just she was nearing the front of the lorry. The
jury found for the plaintiff, and awarded her £35 damages. Judgment was given accordingly, with costs."
"West Bromwich Accident"
Birmingham Daily Post : October 21st 1914 Page 6