15 - On the Grange Road – a leader down 1840

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  • Description

    ‘Family Annals by Road and Rail, By Flood and Field’ By Samuel Tuke Richardson Of Darlington c.1890 ‘We were descending a hill near Darlington, on the Grange Road close to Polam, one dark night with a heavily laden Coach suddenly a leader fell & when the coach was pulled up we found the Horse lying athwart the front wheels of the Coach behind the heels of the wheelers. It was so dark I could not see to what extent the poor animal was injured but the guard was immediately sent back to Darlington for a fresh horse. While we were waiting for it I amused myself by picking up fragments of the harness. The right harness for the coaches was usually of the Shabbies description’.
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    Beamish Museum
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/9527780217/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 5 years ago
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