Thursday 30 April 2020

The Funeral of "the boy Harrison" - Sheffield Friday 30th August 1907

Many years ago I posted an article to the site about the terrible tragedy at Moscar on Sunday 25th August 1907 when a charabanc crashed into a wall killing 3 people outright. One of the fatalities was William Ernest Harrison age just 5 years old.

Since then I have expanded the article to include more photographs. Last week a contributor to the Sheffield History Forum posted this photograph showing the funeral procession behind the hearse that carried the coffin of young William. It looks as though the photograph was taken at the corner of Charlotte Road. In the back ground is the spire of St Mary's Church in Bramall Lane. I believe it was the same photographer that took the photograph of the interment at City Road Cemetery

Over a hundred years after the tragedy the grave of William is still lovingly tended

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