Accident in the Hunting Field

February 1891

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 27 February 1891

Accident in the Hunting Field

On Wednesday a serious accident occurred to Mr. W. W. Norwood, veterinary surgeon, Coniaborough, and hon secretary to the Conisborough Conservative Association.

He was hunting with the Fitzwilliam hounds near to Sandbeck, and during the progress of a good run, the horse he was riding bolted, and notwithstanding all Mr. Norwood’s efforts to guide it, ran against a tree, unhorsing the rider.

Mr. Norwood pluckily kept hold of the reins in the endeavour to stop the further progress of the runaway, and whilst thus engaged received a nasty kick in the body.

Immediate assistance was rendered by one the whips and several gentlemen, amongst whom were Lord Fitzwilliam and Mr. J. T. Storey, of Hooton Roberts. The latter gentleman conveyed Mr. Norwood home and he now is under the care of Dr. McCall. The injury, though painful, is not expected to have any serious results.