In 1866, the Gazette had a more exciting report - 3 Apr
An accident at Abertylery (sic) where Mr W Mogford was stationmaster.
A coal truck had broken free and Mr Mogford had to block the line to prevent
the truck from colliding with a passenger train.
The truck jumped thirty yards from the block and "dashed itself to atoms at
the foot of the embankment".
This was "the third time he had saved the company an immense loss of
property by his unremitting attention to their interests in the discharge
of his duties"
From: Jon OFHS5790
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 10:32 AM
Subject: [DEV] 1879 Marriage MOGFORD / WHITE - WALTERS - BAKER - JAMES -
RICHARD - VILE
Tiverton Gazette, Tuesday 12 August 1879:
Wedding Celebration. – The growing and populous town of Abertillery
(Monmouthshire), was recently en fete on the occasion of the marriage of
Miss Sarah Ellen Mogford, second daughter of Mr. William Mogford, the
popular station master of Abertillery, son of Mr. John Mogford, late of
Stoodleigh, to Mr. Charles G. White of Frocester Manor. The marriage was
solemnised by the Rev. Henry Walters, Vicar of Abertillery, and Mr. Baker
did good service at the organ.
The bride was attired in a grey silk dress trimmed with satin to match,
embellished with tulle and orange blossom, white chip bonnet trimmed with
white satin and orange blossom, and veil. The bridesmaids were Miss James,
of Llandaff; Miss Richard, of Bristol, and Miss Richard, of Abertillery;
while the bridegroom was attended by Mr. W. Mogford, Mr. T. Mogford, and Mr.
W. Vile, of Newport. The inhabitants of the town, on the bridal party’s line
of route, turned out en masse, and gave them a most cordial welcome, both in
going and returning from the church. The wedding presents were numerous. The
newly married couple left the same evening for London.
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