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Wednesday 1 April 1936 - Porch at The Sandys Arms demolished by a lorry

Category Wickhamford
The Gloucestershire Echo
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Hotel Porch Demolished
At Wickhamford

A lorry driver had a narrow escape from very severe injury early this morning, when the vehicle he was driving in the direction of Broadway suddenly served across the road at Wickhamford and demolished the porch at the Sandys Arms Hotel.

The driver of the vehicle, who was conveyed to Evesham Hospital in a semi-conscious condition, is at present unidentified.

Fortunately he was not seriously injured.

The cause of the collision is unknown.

When the Evesham ambulance arrived at the scene, the man was hunched up in the driver’s cab. The windscreen of the vehicle was smashed.

The lorry is owned by a Wellington firm.


The following day the driver was identified by the newspaper as Harold Vaughn of Wellington.

Sandys Arms lorry crash.
The corner of the old main Evesham to Broadway road at the junction of Manor Road by the Sandys Arms was notorious for accidents. Vehicles were often affected by an adverse road camber, especially if travelling too fast and on a number of occasions hit the public house. The date of the crash shown in the picture is unknown but probably relates to the incident described above as the UJ number plate was issued in Shrewsbury.