PlaceChelford, Cheshire (1)
Date24 Dec, 1894,
Railway CompanyLondon and North Western Railway
No of Fatalities14
Cause of AccidentCollision
Brief description of eventsStrong winds blew a high-sided wagon into motion, colliding with other wagons being shunted. These wagons were derailed and fouled the up main line just before the arrival of the double-headed 12.15 express from Manchester to Crewe. The pile-up demolished the wagons, the express and the signalbox.
Source/Bibliography/Further ReadingThe Times, 25 December 1894 p4
ANDREWS; Albert George; 29; stained-glass painter; Manchester; LAN; Son of George Bloodworth ANDREWS; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
ASTBURY; George Henry; 19; Paper merchant; Devonshire St, Astbury; CHS; Brother to John Clark ASTBURY; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
BROMFIELD; Harry; 19; No occupation; Elliott St, Bradford; WRY; Brother of ??, mother lived in Crewe; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
ELLKS; Margaret; 21; Waitress in restaurant; Manchester; LAN; Relative of Frederick LEE; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
FRYER; Alice; 24; In service; Eccles; LAN; Sister of George FRYER, Newport SAL; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
HARLEY; Joyce; 12; Highley nr Bridgnorth; SAL; Niece to Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker. Daughter of John HARLEY; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
HORTON; William; 46; Engineer; Rochdale; LAN; Brother of Alfred HORTON; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
JONES; Frank; 29; Machinist; Jennings St, Edgeley, Stockport; CHS; Married 3-4 months. Brother of William Jones; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
MAXWELL; Eustace George David; 18; U/G Pembroke College, Cambridge; St Silas Vicarage, Handsworth; STS; Nephew of Archdeacon WOOSNAM; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
PILCHER; William Henry; 28; Articled clerk to a chartered accountant; Chester Road, Old Trafford; LAN; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 133
WHITTAKER; Charlotte; 46; Pendleton; LAN; Sister of Harriet GRAHAM. Wife of Levi; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
WHITTAKER; Levi; 56; Beerhouse keeper; Pendleton; LAN; Husband of Charlotte; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
WOOLRICH; Lizzie; 27m; Oakengates; SAL; Daughter of Richard WOOLRICH; 1895/Mar Macclesfield 8a 134
~ 1 other unknown; may be a small child.