Hazards of a Horse-drawn City

On Tuesday afternoon, a poor boy, named Alfred Hartley, while passing through Bath-street, Tabernacle-square, very imprudently struck the nose-bag of a dray horse which was standing in the street while the brewers were delivering beer at the Hen and Chickens public-house. The horse instantly kicked the unfortunate lad in the stomach, who staggered a few paces and fell. He was taken to the house of Mr. Parker, surgeon, of Pitfield-street, who, having ascertained that he had received severe internal injury, paid him every necessary attention on the spot, and had him conveyed to St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Lloyd’s Weekly London Newspaper, February 9th 1845

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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  1. just another child, even way back then whose parents did not teach him to be kind to animals.

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