History of Great Waltham >> Great Waltham Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Great Waltham about the dangers of sleep walking.
Ipswich Journal 1 December 1877
A young man named William Goren, who was lodging at the Green Man Inn, in this place, rose in his sleep in the middle of the night and got through his bedroom window on the leads of a bay window beneath. In descending from this position to the ground he thrust his leg through the glass, and both the leg and foot were fearfully lacerated, some of the glass remaining in the wounds. He was attended by a medical man, but lockjaw supervened and he died after suffering great agony.
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Great Waltham- Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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