Mrs. A. Trickett of North
Walsingham and her daughter, Mrs. L. Ponting and baby of Rowan
Mills, were driving on the road from Langton to Walsingham on
While crossing a small
ravine just north of the dividing line between North and South
Walsingham, the horse shied at a washout and the buggy was
completely overturned and the horse thrown on its side, with the
ladies lying in a pool of water.
It is hard to say what the
consequences might have been but for the arrival of Basil Saunders,
who was working nearby and arrived in time to secure the horse and
hold it down until the ladies managed to get free.
When they looked for the
baby it was not in sight. When discovered, it was in quite a deep
pool, under water.
It was several moments
before it showed any signs of life, but finally rallied with a loud
scream, to the delight of the mother.
They were taken to the home
of Mrs. J. W. Saunders and provided with a change of garments. The
horse was not hurt but the buggy top was completely demolished.