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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Railway and Commercial Inn

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Newington

Sittingbourne

 

Reference to this pub has been found from the Kentish Chronicle of 1863. However, as I have found no other reference to this pub in Newington at present, but have found reference to a pub called the "Railway Hotel" at 11 Elephant Road, Newington, SE17 (near the area called Elephant and Castle) this may well refer to that pub.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 11 April, 1863.

FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT NEWINGTON.

Last week at inquest was held at the “Railway and Commercial Inn,” Newington, before Mr. T. Hills, coroner on the body of John Hinkley, who was killed under the following circumstances, on the previous Saturday. It appeared from the evidence or Frederick Bluuden, foreman of the ballast train, and other witnesses, that deceased, who was 21 years of age, was in the employ the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company, as a labourer. On Saturday afternoon he and others were accompanying a ballast train down the road laden with stone from Hartley-hill, to the cutting at Newington, and were travelling at the rate of three or four miles an hour. Deceased was on the waggon near the break van, and was drawing the pin to let the door the truck down, when he lost his balance and fell backwards out of it, between the waggon and the break on to the side chain, and that threw him on to inner rail. Four wheels had passed over his body before the train was stopped, and he was killed almost instantly. Dr. Henry, of Newington, who examined the body stated that the wheels had passed over his lumbar region causing a compound fracture, dislocation. And rupture of the lower part of his body, so that death must have been almost instantaneous.

The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death.”

 

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