On 8th October 1901 my great grandparents were on their way from their home in Dewsbury to the funeral of my great grandfather’s mother at Netherthong church (and not Shepley as stated in the newspaper), a journey which involved changing trains at Huddersfield.  It was whilst waiting for the connection that my great grandmother was taken ill and died on the station platform.  They had 4 children, the youngest was 5.

Judy Booth
Judy’s great grandmother’s death certificate. Christiana Lee, from Dewsbury, died at Huddersfield Railway Station.

In researching this family story Judy has discovered two newspaper accounts of Christiana’s death.

From the Huddersfield Examiner, 8 October 1901
From the Wellington Journal, 12 October 1901