Some history of Clent
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Related Newspaper Articles
"A terrific gale swept over this neighbourhood on Tuesday evening last, and was unfortunately attended with a fatal result. Broom Rectory is
about two miles from here, and four miles from Stourbridge. At about twenty minutes past eleven on Tuesday night a chimney at the Rectory was blown down, and fell with a
crash into the bed, where the housekeeper and a maid servant named Smith from Clent were sleeping together. The housekeeper, who had been in the rector's [the Rev.
J. G. Bourne's] service for twenty-three years, was killed; but singularly the girl Smith escaped without injury. The rector, whose bedroom was beneath,
was aroused by the crash, and immediately went to the rescue of the sufferers, but in consequence of the fallen debris inside he had great difficulty in forcing his way
into the room. At Clent a similar accident occurred, fortunately attended with less tragic result. At the residence of Mr. Joseph Cutler, farmer, Holy Cross, a chimney
was blown down by the gale, and fell heavily into the bedroom where Mr. and Mrs. Cutler were sleeping, and within a few inches of their bed. It was a narrow escape, as
several cwts. of bricks fell into the room, and had they caught the bed the result must have been fatal. At the Gig Mill, near Stourbridge, another chimney was blown
down, but fell outside. Here, too, the occupier [who had just fastened a shutter blown open, got away just before it fell. Many minor accidents occurred of trees
being blown down, and tiles, chimney pots, etc., fell in many places."
"Terrific Gale and Fatal Accident"
Worcester Journal : December 15th 1883 Page 5