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Richard Cobden and Midhurst

Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a successful businessman, trading in muslin and calico. In 1828 he became co-owner of a calico printing factory in Manchester. His travels in the course of his business life convinced him of the importance of free trade, and he is probably most remembered for his support of the Anti Corn Law League. 429 more words


A Royal Visit to Midhurst

In November 1903 King Edward VII laid the foundation stone for the Midhurst Sanatorium, later the King Edward VII Hospital. It was reported in newspapers all over the country. 660 more words


SIU ends probe of man’s fall from a bridge in Midhurst

Ontario’s police watchdog, the Special Investigations Unit, has terminated the investigation into an injury suffered by a 74-year-old Midhurst man.

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, at approximately 2:30 p.m. 162 more words


A Railway Celebration

In 1864 Midhurst’s first railway station opened, to service the line to Petersfield.  Two years later a second station was opened, to service the line to Pulborough.  998 more words