Leeds Mercury – Monday 25 October 1937
Upset Candle Causes Death
Getting out of bed a 72-year-old woman. Fanny Batty, Northcllffe Road, Conisborough, knocked a candle over and set her nightdress alight.
Rushing upstairs, William Batty, an old-age pensioner, whipped a rug from the bed and wrapped it round his wife, but his effort was in vain.
At the inquest on Saturday verdict of Accidental death was returned.