Round Oak Rail Accident

I’ve been scouting around Wikipedia, and it turns out that today is the anniversary of what was, at the time, one of the UK’s worst rail disasters – and it happened only five miles from where I live. The 1858 Round Oak rail accident took place in Brierley Hill, a town in the Dudley area, and cost the lives of 14 people through negligence… And I’d never heard of it. Admittedly it happened over 150 years ago, but at the same, I used to work within a mile of the scene of the accident, you’d think something would have filtered through….


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