Some history of the Nelson Inn at Suckley in the County of Worcestershire
"Mr. G. F. S. Brown, Deputy Coroner, held an inquiry at the Nelson Inn, Suckley, on Saturday, as to the death of Nelly Elizabeth
Spears, aged 13 months, the daughter of William Spears, a labourer, living at the back of Croydon Street, Birmingham. Margaret Spears, the mother of the child, took
it with her to Suckley where she was going hop-picking at Mr. Best's farm, The Stocks. The child was in good health when they left home; but on Monday morning
had a cough, and later in the day appeared to be ill and was sick. On Tuesday she asked Mr. Best for a ticket to go home again. He said he could not as they were at the
Castle. She had no money to go home with. She saw the nurse and went to the rectory and was given some castor and milk. The child seemed better on Wednesday, but she died
early on Thursday morning. The mother was not alarmed as to the child's condition until Wednesday night, when it appeared to have been in convulsions. Fanny Newell,
a nurse, who saw the child on Monday and Tuesday, said she did not think the child was dangerously ill. She thought on Tuesday it was better, and would get well with
care. She thought the child ought to have had more food. The mother seemed very fond of the child and anxious to do what she could for it. Mr. G. E. Hyde, surgeon, said
he had made a post-mortem examination. The child was weakly, and not well nourished. He thought the child in its weak state, with the exertion of coughing
might have had convulsions. The lungs were inflamed. He thought the child died suddenly. Death, in his opinion, was due to syncope due to exhaustion brought on by a fit
of coughing. A verdict to this effect was returned."
"Death Of A Hop-Picker's Child"
Worcester Journal : September 29th 1894 Page 3