Parents’ Bed Vigil over Injured Daughter

January 1970

South Yorkshire Times, January 3, 1970

Parents’ Bed Vigil over Injured Daughter

The parents of a five year old Conisbrough girl, seriously injured in a road accident on Tuesday are keeping up a vigil at her hospital bedside.

Little Pauline Mangham (5), of 26, Burcroft Hill, Conisbrough, her on her way to play school with her two sisters Denise (12), and Sharon (11), when the accident happened at Low Road, Conisbrough, only 100 yards from her home.

She was rushed to Mexborough Montagu Hospital with a Police escort, suffering from head injuries, Yesterday, (Thursday) she was said to be ‘poorly.”

Car driver, Mr. Joseph Walker (57), an N.C.B. locomotive driver, of “Glengarth,” Doncaster Road, Conisbrough, was uninjured.

Constant Vigil

The girl’s father, Mr Arthur Mangham, was rushed home from Yorkshire Main Colliery, Edlington, when told of the accident. He and his wife went on to hospital, where they have kept up a constant vigil, waiting for news of their daughter.

Pauline recently started school at Station Road Infants’ School, Conisbrough.

Her sister, Denise, said: “She was very excited at going to the play school for the first time and she dashed out into the road. The car hit her before we could reach her.”