The Calendar by Edgar Wallace
The Calendar by Edgar Wallace - scene in the Steward's Room, where a jockey is speaking to five men. First produced at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, and Wyndham's Theatre, London. Date: 1929
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Caricature of Richard Claude Belt, English sculptor
Caricature of Richard Claude Belt (1851-1920), English sculptor -- Law Court Pantomime. Mr Policeman Lewis to Mr Motley Belt. A libel case between Belt and a former employer, Charles Lawes, ran for six months in 1882, over the disputed credit for a sculpture. Belt won the case and was awarded damages of 5000, but Lawes launched an appeal and the damages were reduced to 500. However, the Court of Appeal overturned this in 1884, and reinstated the amount to 5000. Lawes then filed for bankruptcy to avoid payment. The policeman here is Sir George Henry Lewis (1833-1911), lawyer for Charles Lawes, so annoyed at losing the case that he pursued and ruined Belt.
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Abbots Ripton railway accident, Cambridgeshire
Scene at a railway accident at Abbots Ripton, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. There was firstly a collision between an express passenger train and a coal train, then a later express passenger train collided with the debris from the first collision. It took place on the Great Northern Railway at Abbots Ripton near Huntingdon on 21 January 1876. The enquiry found that the primary causes of the accident were blizzard conditions and defective equipment; a secondary cause was a signalling error. There were 14 fatalities and 58 people injured.
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