Etc. -- Mrs. Alex Trickett and Mrs. Lloyd Ponting's 1917 accident
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 9 article in the 26 Apr 1917 Simcoe Reformer.

A Narrow Escape

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 Saturday.

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.

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