On Thursday last, two carters in the employment of a mill near Kirkintilloch were returning from Glasgow with grain when they entered a house on the wayside near Haghill to get some refreshment. While the men were in the house, the horses proceeded on their journey homewards, and near Riddrie Vale, the leading horse knocked down a little girl named Margaret McPhun, daughter of Mr. McPhun, ice merchant, and so severely injured her that one of her legs had to be amputated that evening.’

Caledonian Mercury, Tuesday 20th May 1856

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