Steam engine road accident

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer
Tuesday 2 May 1893

FATAL ACCIDENTS TO CHILDREN AT WAKEFIELD

Two children, each seven years of age, have died at the Clayton Hospital at Wakefield, from accidental injuries. Elsie Dickinson, of Russell Street, Thames Lane, was fatally burned by her clothing catching fire. The other sufferer was boy named Rowland Moorby, son of a miner at Potovens. On Friday last Messrs Reynolds & Haslegrave’s traction engine, with two large flour waggons, was passing through the village, when he was knocked down by it and run over.

Six-year-old Moorby was buried at Alverthorpe churchyard on the day this newspaper was published.