|Rushden Echo, 29th June 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins
An Unpleasant Accident befell Mr F Roads, steward to Mr H Sartoris, in the Rushden Hall grounds on Saturday. While giving directions as to the removal of some fallen timber in the avenue he struck at a branch with an axe to show where it was to be sawn through, but the blade of the axe glanced off and inflicted an ugly wound on Mr Roads’s leg. Fortunately the wound did not extend to the bone.
Rushden Echo, 13th July 1900, transcribed by Kay Collins
A Recent AccidentA few weeks ago we recorded an accident to Mr Roads, steward of the Sartoris estate. During the great storm several trees fell down in Mrs Sartoris’s grounds, and Mr Roads and others were sawing the wood so as to remove it out of the carriage way, when the saw slipped and went into Mr Roads’s leg, grazing the shin bone. Mortification, we regret to say, has now set in, and the patient is lying in a serious condition, though happily a slight improvement is now noticeable.