Illustrated London News (02/Sep/1871)

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.

The new almshouses at Huddersfield erected by Mrs. Joseph Hurst were opened on Saturday.

M. Albert Chatelaine, a young Swiss chemist, engaged at the works of Messrs. Read, Holliday, and Sons, of Huddersfield, has met with his death under distressing circumstances. On Friday last he was occupied all day in making experiments, when a loud explosion was heard in the laboratory. M. Chatelaine was found lying upon the floor, fearfully injured, and the iron vessel in which the experiments had been made blown into fragments. Death ensued on the following day.