Boy run over by a horse and cart
Published at 21:35, Wednesday, 23 November 2011
On the forenoon of Monday last an accident of a very serious nature occurred to a boy at Messrs Reid and Taylor’s works, called Charles Lunn.Through the death of Mr John Lunn, plumber, Townhead, which occured on Friday evening, Langholm’s lost one of its prominent tradesmen.On Wednesday evening the first four cars in the annual R.A.C. rally arrived at the check point at Mr. Dodman’s garage at Whitshiels. In the lead was Eric Carlsson, the ultimate winner.The Legion romped on to an 8-1 win at home against Crown Hotel B on Sunday night with all of the Crown players coming a cropper in the singles.
It seems that Lunn had been coming out of a weaving shop at the time a cart laden with coals was passing; he did not observe or hear that cart, as he was coming out backwards, engaged in some kind of boyish frolic with another boy, and ran up against the horse, which being frightened, jumped forward and knocked him down, the wheel of the cart passing over one side of his body.
He was conveyed home, and Dr Jardine was speedily in attendance.
The boy has got a severe cut on his right ear, one of the bones in his right arm broken and several of his ribs forced from the breast bone.
We understand no blame whatever is attributable to the driver.
DEATH OF MR JOHN LUNN
He succumbed to a trouble of the heart, which caused him much suffering for some weeks past.
Mr Lunn began his apprenticeship with the late Mr Andrew Duncan, and subsequently worked with Messrs Wallace & Allan.
Afterwards he began in business for himself, which he has carried on successfully for many years now.
He came of an old Langholm family, highly respected throughout the town, a respect which was fully extended to the deceased in both his private and business relationships with the community. He was 56 years of age and leaves a widow.
THE R.A.C. RALLY
Car number four was driven by Pat Moss, famous rallying sister of racing driver Stirling Moss. The route to Langholm was down Wamphray Glen from Moffat then by Wauchope.
After checking in at Whitshiels the route led over the hill road to Copshaw then on to Forestry Commission roads in the Kershopefoot area.
Local competitors, Mr. Colin Milligan, Buccleuch Square, and Mr. Paul Roxburgh, Lochmaben, in a Triumph Herald, reported in at the control shortly after midnight and reported to their friends that so far they hadn’t done too badly.
As it was they finished 54th out of a total entry of 169, only about 80 of which completed the rally.
POOL – LEGION STRIDE ON
At the Eskdale Hotel, Mosspaul were the visitors and the match here proved to be much closer with the home side eventually beating their country cousins by 5-4.
The score was evens after the singles but Kenny Donaldson and D. Ewart beat G. Campbell and T. McLarty; and P. Keaney and S. Fletcher beat C. Beattie and A. Crawford to put the match beyond doubt.
The Crown Hotel A were at home to Ashley Bank A and won 7-2. Rangers S.C. suffered a double defeat. Having gone down to Aberdeen the previous day, they were beaten by Douglas A 3-6.
Douglas B beat Holmwood A 6-3 and the Holmwood B were defeated at home by Crosskeys with a score of 3-6. Ashley Bank were without a game this week.
Team captains are still not notifying the scores to the league representative Billy Kinnear. Without the results neither the league or the press report can be kept up to date. Holmwood B and Crosskeys take note!
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