Herring, Rose

Herring, Rose         1887 August 27th           Bradford-on-Avon

The same day an inquest was held at the Mason’s Arms, New Town, Bradford-on-Avon, on the body of Rose Herring, aged six years, daughter of William Herring, laborer, who was drowned in the river Avon.

The child, with others, went to play on the banks of the river near the boathouses, where the water is 10 feet deep. She slipped in, and it was twenty minutes before the body could be recovered. A man named Walter Nash, blacksmith, was apprised of the accident just after it occurred, but not knowing where the child fell in and being unable to swim he could only run for the police.

Verdict – “Accidentally drowned.”

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