Fell down 90ft well
While working at a yard at a Liverpool warehouse yesterday, John BEAN, aged 50, fell down a well 90ft deep. A man was lowered by a rope but could only reach 60ft, and had to return. A rescue party was summoned from the Liverpool Fire Brigade and succeeded in bringing BEAN to the surface, but he died before reaching hospital.
Bathing accident at Morecambe
A drowning fatality occurred on the Morecambe West End sands last night, when Bombardier W. H. EDWARDS of Liverpool who was in camp at Heysham with the 4th West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery, Territorials, was drowned near the old stone jetty in sight of a large crowd of people on the promenade and pier.
EDWARDS went out to bathe with Reginald Ashworth CLARK of Liverpool who was teaching him to swim. There was about 4ft of water and the deceased was floating on his back. Meanwhile CLARK swam about. When deceased turned over to regain his feet he apparently got out of his depth and cried for help. CLARK struck out towards him and the watch boat had hastened to the struggling man, but the deceased sank when the boat was only 10 yds away. The body was recovered late last night by fishermen. Many bathing fatalities have occurred at this point over the years.
Dec 12th 1921
A Liverpool Irish "Wake" coffin set on fire
An Irish "wake" which had been in progress since Wednesday of last week resulted in a serious fire in a house in Atkinson St today. Martin SINNOTT, a marine fireman, died last Wednesday and his many friends "waked" him nightly, the proceedings being carried on into the early hours of each morning. Last night fresh candles were placed around the coffin, and it is surmised that the slamming of the street door this morning upset one of the candles. The kitchen, in which the body lay in a lidless coffin, was found to be on fire, and when access was obtained to the room the coffin itself was ablaze. A neighbour succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but not before much damage was done to the room and its contents. A neighbouring shopkeeper is defraying the cost of a new coffin and Martin SINNOTT will be buried tomorrow