Accident at Sykes Farm Gibraltar Point

Accident—On Friday last, a serious accident happened to a young woman residing in Skegness, who on the above day was assisting at a steam thrashing-machine on the farm of Mr. Sykes, at Gibraltar-point, and while standing upon the table of the machine, accidentally slipped, when one of her feet was caught by the rollers, which crushed it in a fearful manner, breaking her leg just above the ancle.

Source: Lincolnshire Chronicle – Friday 11 March 1853

Note: the original article spells ‘ankle’ as ‘ancle’.

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