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Regent's Park Ice Skating Accident - 1867

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1340700.  Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 am Reply with quote

The newspapers of the time also highlight the extraordinary impact of the accident. In a society divided very much into the have and have nots, with the rich often very rich and the poor very poor, the tragedy did not discriminate between the classes.

[...] the park keepers, concerned about the welfare of the important collection of water fowl on the lake, had been breaking the ice around the edges to provide open water for the birds.

Splendid idea.


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