Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A Chapter of Accidents at Luton

Architectural drawing of Bute Hospital, Luton c.1902 [Z1306/75/5/1]

Thursday 27th September 1917: Four patients have been admitted to the Bute Hospital at Luton this week following accidents. On Saturday morning Mrs. Ada Meakins was coming downstairs at her house at 12a, Cardigan Street when she twisted her right ankle. She sent her young son for the doctor, who found it was fractured. She was admitted to the hospital yesterday. On Monday afternoon Driver Arthur Wright of the Royal Field Artillery at Biscot was doing a special riding drill when he fell from his horse and also fractured his leg near the ankle.

On Tuesday evening Walter Saunders suffered a serious accident at Messrs. Kents’ works, sustaining severe injuries to his right leg, both hands and arms, and his face. He received first aid at the scene before being treated in hospital. To complete the chapter of accidents, yesterday morning Cyril Glenister, aged 17, of Dane Road was working a stamping machine at the Diamond Foundry when one of this fingers of his left hand was injured and part of the top taken off. He was also given first aid before being taken to the hospital.

Source: Luton News 27th September 1917

No comments:

Post a Comment