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Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers - Information Boards and Picnic Area

 

A ceremony was held on Tuesday 16th July 2013 at the scene of a little-known train crash in South Yorkshire exactly 129 years to the day of the accident that claimed the lives of 24 people.

The crash at Bullhouse Bridge near Penistone happened on 16th July 1884 on what is now the Trans Pennine Trail but back then was the Woodhead line that ran from Manchester to Sheffield.

Children and staff from nearby Millhouse Green Primary School officially unveiled an information panel about the incident. On the day of the accident the children, from what was then Millhouse Board School, all ran up the road to the scene, where the carriages had fallen down an embankment.

Kate Dobson, from the Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers, which organised the information panel, said: “We particularly wanted the children to be there, as they were there on that fateful day. 'It was a major event which drew thousands of people, and although the Sheffield Independent newspaper described Bullhouse Bridge at the time as a place which would be ‘ever memorable’, few people now realise that anything out of the ordinary took place there'.

As well as officially unveiling the information board, the schoolchildren opened a new picnic site, which has also been organised by the volunteers. The picnic tables and the panel were funded through the East Peak LEADER programme.

Millhouse Green Primary School Headteacher Gary Mangham is pictured with the information panel below.

   

 More information about the work of the Trans Pennine Trail  conservation volunteers can be found at tptcv.btck.co.uk.

 

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