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Vanguard omnibus accident (8 of 10)
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Vanguard omnibus accident (8 of 10)

Following the terrible accident on Handcross hill in 1906, a certain Edward Phillips wrote a poem describing the events of the day. The poem was published and sold for one penny to raise funds for the families of the victims who were killed when the Vanguard omnibus crashed.
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Vanguard omnibus accident 1906
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