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Take Heed!

This plaque is at the top of Grove Hill, leading from approx Harrow On The Hill station, up to Harrow On The Hill. It's self explanatory:



I believe that the driver lost control and fell off, dying later.

Grove Hill itself is pretty nondescript and not particularly steep, but I guess it was untarmacked and rough in late Victorian times:



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Re: Take Heed!

Interesting! A bit of memory lane for me, as I went to school in Harrow (not the Harrow!), and occasionally we'd walk up to the top of Harrow-on-the-Hill during our lunchtime. Too long ago now to remember exactly which road we took up, but could have been that one.

Whereabouts is the plaque? I'd left by the time this plaque was unveiled though.
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Whereabouts is the plaque? I'd left by the time this plaque was unveiled though.
It's at the very top of the road at a junction - in a wall on the L.H. side going up.

Here it is on Google Maps:

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5737...7i16384!8i8192

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Re: Take Heed!

Not to distract from the sad loss of a life, but it did start me wondering what was the 'real' underlying cause of the accident?

If, what I thought coiuld have been the cause, why did it take 68 yesrs before the new rules were implementd?
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Re: Take Heed!

I found this online:

"The driver, Mr E.R. Sewell had been demonstrating the vehicle, a Daimler Wagonette, to 63-year-old Major James Stanley Richer, Department Head at the Army & Navy Stores, with the view to a possible purchase for the company. As they drove down the hill at 14mph, a wheel shed it’s rim. Both Sewell and Richer were thrown from the car onto the road.
Sewell died instantly, and when Major Richer died four days after the accident without regaining consciousness, it became a dubious double-first – the first death of a driver in Britain, followed by the first death of a passenger in a car"

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If, what I thought coiuld have been the cause, why did it take 68 yesrs before the new rules were implementd?
What "new rules"?

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What "new rules"? Jim

The one(s) concerning drink and driving.

As I said, without detracting from the tragic result, now upped to two, it was a thought that had crossed my mind.
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