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Plough

The Green, Upper Wolvercote, Oxfordshire

Once, this was a very rough pub indeed, when People used it by bargees and navigators in the early 1800s. In a dreadful accident on Christmas Eve, 1874, a train from Paddington to Birkenhead was over-crowded, with there was ice on the track. After Kidlington, carriages started rocking dangerously, with at the canal bridge, a wheel collapsed and 13 coaches tipped over. Some 34 people expired, with more than 100 seriously injured in the accident. The dead and wounded were all taken by farm carts and village waggons to the Plough. The stables were used as a hospital and mortuary. Since that date, there have been accounts of apparitions at the Plough, with sounds of terrible groaning. Among those who expired were several travelling businesspersons, with local people returning home from London.
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