PlaceNorwich (Thorpe), Norfolk (1)
Date10 Sep, 1874,
Railway CompanyGreat Eastern Railway
No of Fatalities25
Cause of AccidentHead-on collision on single line
Brief description of eventsMisunderstanding between station inspector and telegraph clerk allowed the London Liverpool Street express to enter the single line at the same time as the mail train approached from the opposite direction on the single line.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingIllustrated London News, 19th September 1874
Red for Danger, L.T.C. Rolt (Sutton Publishing)
The Times, 12th September 1874
The Times, 14th - 19th September 1874
The Times, 21st - 30th September 1874
BEART; John; 61; draper; Aldborough; SFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 99
BETTS; Elizabeth (Mrs.); 29; Cherry-street, Lakenham; NFK; Wife of John BETTS. Daughter of William GIBBS; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
BETTS; John; 24; stoker Great Eastern Railway; Cherry-street, Lakenham; NFK; Travelling on train. Died of injuries.; 1874/Dec Norwich 4b 101
BETTS; Male infant; Cherry-street, Lakenham; NFK; Child of John and Elizabeth BETTS; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
BROWN; Susan; 33; seamstress; Norwich; NFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Dec Norwich 4b 101
CASSELL; Frederick; 46; Sergeant-Major West Norfolk Militia; Militia Barracks, Norwich; NFK; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 141
CLARKE; Thomas; 40; engine driver Great Eastern Railway; Lowestoft; NFK; Driver of the express train. Brother of Elizabeth BRAZIER; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 139
COOTE; Charlotte (Mrs.); 40; 20, Archibald-street, Campbell-row, Bow; MDX; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 99
FRANCIS; William Bransby (Dr.); 59; surgeon &c.; Colegate Street, Norwich; NFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 74
GILDING; Laura Harriet C; 4; 40 Grafton Street, Mile End Road, London; LND; Daughter of Sarah GILDING; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
GILDING; Sarah (Mrs.); 38; 40 Grafton Street, Mile End Road, London; LND; Mother of Laura GILDING; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
HUPTON; Job John; 45; Great Yarmouth; NFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 99
LIGHT; James; 25; fireman Great Eastern Railway; Wilderness Place, Kings Street, Norwich; NFK; Fireman of the mail train; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 141
LINCOLN; Susan; 35; housemaid; Norwich; NFK; Worked for Arthur COYTE; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 139
MURRAY; Marianne Elizabeth (Miss); 27; Mariander Lane, Norwich; NFK; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
PAGE; George; 47; leather-seller; Wesum Street, Norwich; NFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 83
PRIOR; John; 49; engine driver Great Eastern Railway; Synagogue Street, Norwich; NFK; Driver of the mail train; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
SEWELL; Frederick; 35; fireman Great Eastern Railway; Lowestoft; NFK; Fireman of the express train; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
SKINNER; Russell William; 40; gentleman; Newmarket Road, Norwich; NFK; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 139
SLADE; Standley Richard; 40; auctioneer; Regent Street, London; LND; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
STACEY; Henry (Rev.); 56; Congegrationalist minister; 12 Upper St. Giles Street, Norwich; NFK; Formerly of Beccles SFK. Husband of Mary Ann STACEY; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 139
STACEY; Mary Ann (Mrs.); 52; 12 Upper St. Giles Street, Norwich; NFK; Wife of Henry STACEY; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
TAYLOR; Mary Ann (Miss); 46; forewoman at Mr. Caley's draper; Norwich; NFK; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 140
WARD; Robert; 50; Colour-sergeant West Norfolk Militia; Cherry Street, Lakenham; NFK; 1874/Dec Blofield 4b 139
WOMACK; George Robert; 38; clothier; Dove Street, Norwich; NFK; Died of injuries; 1874/Sep Norwich 4b 83