A fatal rolling stone

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A ROLLING STONE – BOY KILLED AT TROEDYRHIW, 20th JUNE 1903 – On Saturday afternoon a party of four boys climbed the mountainside at Troedyrhiw to play. One of them higher up than the others was sliding down when he unearthed a stone weighing about 8lb which rolled down onto William (Willie) Lloyd aged 9 son of John Lloyd 6 Mount Pleasant, and fractured his skull. The injured lad was in a precarious condition. He was removed to Merthyr General Hospital, where he received every attention from Dr Buddle. The unfortunate lad died, however about a quarter to 7 o’clock from the effects of the accident. (William Lloyd is buried in Saron Graveyard.)

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About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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