Bridgwater Alfred 1.46, 18 June 1832

Notes from the 18 June 1832 Edition:

Although mentioned in previous edition, this paper mentions William Baker as Bridgwater agent of the West of England Fire and Life Insurance Company, while Mrs Mary Burnell, Draper, was agent for the Protection Fire Insurance Company.

Extensive advert and extracts are given over to the publication of the Ladies Cabinet of Fashion Music and Romance. The link here is to a blog on this edition, with pictures, which show the fashions of the day, and much about the expectations of middle class women.

Addresses to the Electors of West Somerset by B. Escott and J. Founes Luttrell, with editorial on these, probably by Bowen and a letter from a reader with extracts from Burke.

Report on a meeting of the Pawlett Friendly Society. Mention of Rev. Oland Crosse, Mr Giblett, treasurer, and Mr Tiley.

18 June 1832
Pawlett Friendly Society 18 June 1832

Inquest into two very young girls drowned in separate incidents in Burnham on Sea and Huntspill and a man killed in a carting accident:

  • Phoebe Nut, aged nine, sent by her mother to fetch water from a pit, was later found drowned in that pit.
  • Elizabeth Bawden, aged three, of Pawlett, found drowned in the River Brue
  • Solomon Norris, aged thirty, thrown from his cart at Trull and crushed by the wheels