Tom Fearn
(1890-1930)

man

Died aged c. 40

http://www.ourashbourne.co.uk/event/fatal-accident-at-town-hall-yardJust above the entrance to Town hall Yard is a small memorial to Mr Tom Fearn, aged 40, who was killed when the balance bar fell from the firebell, which used to be situated above this entrance and was being rung because of a report of a fire. The bell was used to alert the fire crews to man the fire engine, then kept at the rear of the George and Dragon. Sadly, on this tragic occasion, the alert proved to be a false alarm. The phone call was traced to Ellastone but the culprit was never discovered. Mr Fearn's descendents still live in the Town and arranged for this memorial to be erected in his honour.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Keith Evans on Geograph

In memory of Tom Fearn, aged 40, tragically killed on this spot by the balance bar which broke and fell from the firebell on 4th November 1930

Town Hall - Buxton Road, Ashbourne, United Kingdom where they killed on this spot by the balance bar which broke and fell from the firebell (1930)