Some history of Kidderminster
More information on Kidderminster to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Kidderminster 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 Kidderminster. There is information on Worcestershire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"At the Police Court, George Webb, a young man, was charged with riding a bicycle at a furious pace down Prospect Hill, on Sunday week.
P.C. Knowles said the bicycle passed down the hill at a tremendous pace, indeed witness had never seen a bicycle go so fast. He had to cross over Worcester Street
and Oxford Street, and if any one had been passing there must have been an accident. Defendant said he had ridden from Coventry, and the reason why he was riding
fast was because he had got wet. The Chairman said the offence was a most serious one, and cyclists were a great danger to ordinary passengers. Some serious steps
would have to be taken to stop such offences. The full penalty was £5, and the Bench fined defendant £1 and 9s. 6d costs. It seemed as if cyclists had
no thought for the safety of others, and the County Council should have by-laws which would make it an offence for bicycles to be ridden above ten miles an
hour in the public roads."
"A Cyclist Fined"
Worcester Journal : October 15th 1892 Page 3
"A young Belfastman, who had just taken up a new position in Kidderminster. near Birmingham, on Tuesday, met his death under tragic
circumstances the same day. He was Mr. William Forrest Kennedy, aged 23, younger son of Mr. Robert Kennedy. 103 Cregagh Road, Belfast. After spending his holidays
with his father in Belfast he crossed to England last Saturday. Mr. Kennedy, who was connected with Messrs. Siemens. Ltd., had been engaged in the construction of
the new automatic telephone exchanges. In the course of his work he had been employed at Ballymena and Belfast, and was then transferred to Kidderminster. He crossed
on Saturday night last, arriving at Kidderminster on Monday. He had just commenced work at the telephone exchange there, when he met with an accident and received
injuries to his back which proved fatal. Deceased, who was also an enthusiastic motorist, was a member of Reading Football and Cricket Club, Cregagh and represented
his club in both games. Deep sympathy will be extended to the deceased's father, elder brother, and two sisters in their bereavement."
Belfast Telegraph : August 31st 1938 Page 7