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1894 map showing the intended route taken by Maud Ellis on the day she drowned

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1894 map showing the route (shaded green) Maud Ellis, her sister Sarah Annie, and friend Annie Sykes, took from their school (shaded dark blue) to their homes at Dog Hall (shaded pink) on the afternoon of Thursday 30 August 1894.

The section of the footpath next to the River Holme (shaded red) had only a simple horizontal metal rail, about 3 feet above the ground, to stop people falling in, and Maud had ducked underneath it in order to wet some bread dough she was carrying.

The other two girls were unable to stop her accidentally tumbling into the river and going over the weir.

It was four days before her body was eventually recovered, after it was found lying on the bed of the river.

The footpath still exists, but has been re-routed around the Armitage Bridge cricket pitch.

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