Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes vividly the lead up to the accident, the disaster itself, and its aftermath.
Author: Joan Lock
Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier Bywell Castle in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain’s worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess Alice passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes vividly the lead up to the accident, the disaster itself, and its aftermath. She then delves into the quarrels that the tragedy devolved into, as each side blamed the other during the extended inquiries to discover just how the accident happened and why so many people drowned. In the process, the author makes a startling discovery.
Itwasn't until Gavin Thurston's, The Great Thames Disaster, that a fulllength ... As for the real Princess Alice herself, there is a monument to her and her ...
Author: Joan Lock
Publisher: Robert Hale
The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain's worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess Alice passengers and crew died. Whole families were wiped out; many children were left orphans; parents childless. The nation wept. Joan Lock describes vividly the lead up to the accident, the disaster itself and its aftermath. She then delves into the quarrels that the tragedy devolved into, as each side blamed the other during the extended inquiries to discover just how the accident happened and why so many people drowned. In the process, the author makes a startling discovery...
362 ) : * The Princess Alice Disaster : A deputation of the church - wardens ,
overseers , and guardians of Woolwich , as well as the local board , had an
interview yesterday with the Home Secretary at the conference room of the
House of ...
Princess. Alice. Disaster. The Princess Alice was one of a pair of paddle steamers built by Caird & Company at Greenock, Scotland, in 1865.
Author: Robin Lumley
Publisher: The History Press
One hundred and thirty-five years after the event, the Tay Bridge Disaster remains the single most catastrophic collapse of a British engineering structure. The fateful day in 1879 shook Britain and the world of engineering to their core and sent a nation into mourning for the seventy-five souls lost to the dark, freezing waters of the Tay River. Here Lumley gives the collapse a much wider perspective than the event of one night by delving into the lives of those lost to the disaster, both passengers and railway workers, against a background of a wider Scottish history. Packed full of personal tales and with more technical appendices for those that wish to further their technical knowledge, The Tay Bridge Disaster is a must read for anyone interested in this poignant event of Scottish and British history.
Abbott hall Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria. Until Oct 22, Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm, Sat,
Sun 2-5pm. 30p. Disaster, commemorating the sinking of the "Princess Alice” in
1878. National Maritime | Museum, Greenwich, SE10. Until end of year, Mon-Sat
Conclusion of investigation by Board of Trade Commissioners into loss of “
Princess Alice,” resulting in decision that the accident ... Judgment in the
Admiralty Court on the “Princess Alice” disaster, both vessels being held to have
been in fault.
... was described adaptation of the old altar - tombs , were usual of the Princess Alice disaster of 1878 in the by The Builder in 1866 as " bad and vulgar , so
where vaults were constructed . Rich families East London Cemetery at Plaistow .
The Greatest Thames Disaster . The Tragedy of thc Princess Alice . By JAMES
ROBERTS I WAS a little boy when a friend of the family , for a time , came to live
with us . She , on more than one occasion , related to me the circumstances of the
The tragic end of the PRINCESS Alice is the worst river disaster on record in the
British Isles . It was on Tuesday , 3rd September , 1878 , that the vessel left
London Bridge at 11 . 0 a . m . for a day trip to Sheerness , having on board some
3 SEPTEMBER 1878 The Princess Alice disaster. The Princess Alice was one of the most popular pleasure steamers on the Thames. She returned from Sheerness on ...
Author: Neil R. Storey
Publisher: The History Press
Jostling for position in this cornucopia of the criminal and the curious are diverse tales of baby farmers, garrotters, murderers, poisoners, prostitutes, pimps, rioters and rebels. Other tales tell of those who walked the poverty-stricken streets of 'the abyss', trying to earn a few honest coppers by the most unusual and desperate occupations, from tater man to tosher. This colourful cast of characters is accompanied by accounts of prisons and punishments, as well as a liberal smattering of funerals, executions, disasters and bizarre events. If it's horrible, if it's ghastly, if it's strange, its here - and if you have the stomach for it, then read on.
For example , on page 93 , amidst a tale of the woes of the London Steamboat
Company , Ltd. , we are told that “ matters worsened after the Princess Alice disaster of 1878 , " yet not until page 130 do we learn what the Princess Alice disaster ...
Within just five minutes, the Princess Alice had split in half and most of the passengers, ... Board of Works held its first meeting following the disaster.
Author: Amanda J Thomas
Publisher: Pen and Sword
“[A] fusion of science, social, and medical history . . . fascinating . . . the understanding of and responses to cholera are covered in detail and with sensitivity” —The Victorian Web Discover the story of the disease that devastated the Victorian population, and brought about major changes in sanitation. Drawing on the latest scientific research and a wealth of archival material, Amanda J. Thomas uses first-hand accounts, blending personal stories with an overview of the history of the disease and its devastating after-effects on British society. This fascinating history of a catastrophic disease uncovers forgotten stories from each of the major cholera outbreaks in 1831–2, 1848–9, 1853–4 and 1866. Amanda J. Thomas reveals that Victorian theories about the disease were often closer to the truth than we might assume, among them the belief that cholera was spread by miasma, or foul air. “The book acts as a complete overview of cholera in Victorian Britain, taking a new, accessible approach to a topic previously covered predominately by academic researchers.” —Harpenden History
Only days after the Princess Alice disaster, another London Steamboat Company paddle steamer, the Ariel, collided with a barge on her way to Greenwich, ...
Author: John Withington
Publisher: The History Press
From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy action. It chronicles well-known episodes like the Great Plague of 1655 and the Blitz, as well as lesser-known events such as whirlwinds and earthquakes. This new edition also includes the recent terrorist attack on 7 July 2005, as well as a new section on the crises which have plagued the financial City, including the near-collapse of Britain's banks during 2008 and 2009. London's Disasters ultimately celebrates the spirit of its people who have risen above it all and for whom London is one of the greatest cities on earth in which to live and work.