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King Street

Catalogue ref: pa394

Category: Events

Period: 1939-1945

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Inspector Ronald Pooley of the Sudbury police who died under the wheels of a runaway ballast lorry outside The Bear PH at the Newton Road/King street junction on September 10th 1943. A legend has grown up that he died in an abortive attempt to save an elderly widow but this seems to be based on a tribute poem published at the time and there is nothing in the inquest report to support the legend.

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