Leeds Intelligencer (18/Mar/1793)

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors.

On Thursday morning last, a girl about eight years old, the daughter of George Armitage, of Lockwood, was unfortunately killed in a scribbing engine at Folly Hall, near Huddersfield. It is supposed that a spindle had caught her clothes, as she lay asleep ; which drawing her to the cylinder caused her face to be mangled in a manner too shocking to relate.

Original Text

On Thurſday morning laſt, a girl about eight years old, the daughter of George Armitage, of Lockwood, was unfortunately killed in a ſcribbing engine at Folly-hall, near Huddersfield. It is ſuppoſed that a ſpindle had cought her clothes, as ſhe lay aſleep ; which drawing her to the cylinder cauſed her face to be mangled in a manner too ſhocking to relate.

Leeds Intelligencer (18/Mar/1793)

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