Killed in a gasworks explosion in 1861

Broseley Baptist Church, Broseley, Shropshire
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This was one of the very few sites we have visited were there was nowhere suitable
to park so Claire dashed round the site and I hovered in the car.
William Doughty was killed in a gas explosion in Bridgnorth Shropshire in 1861. The first man on the scene said, "I found a piece of tobacco-pipe between his teeth after he was dead, and concluded that he had been smoking. He had matches upon him. Gas and common air will ignite more readily that gas itself. It might have been caused by his lighting a match to ignite his pipe."

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