Some history on Wollaston in the county of Worcestershire
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"A woman named Eggerton, wife of a puddler, Fair View Terrace, Wollaston, was seriously burnt on Thursday evening. It appears that
about 7.30 she was sitting in her house with her children, when one of them accidentally upset a petroleum lamp which was lighted and standing upon the table. The
flames spread rapidly, and the woman trying to extinguish them got her cloth in contact with the fire. She was quickly enveloped with the blaze, and she at once
made for the front door to get into the street. At this time the neighbours, observing smoke and flames issuing from back door, rushed in, and succeeded in putting
out the burning clothes of the woman. Dr. Eagar was sent for, and on arriving an hour later, advised her removal to the Guest Hoepital, Dudley. The lower part of
the woman's body is burnt very much, and the and the arms, neck, and face are fearfully scorched. The greatest sympathy is expressed, as there is a large
family, and the woman is near confinement."
"Alarming Lamp Accident"
Dudley Mercury : September 14th 1889 Page 4