'Taking water at Parkside' on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, 1831.
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Aquatint, subtitled 'the station where Mr Huskison fell'. William Huskison (1769-1830) was Member of Parliament for Morpeth, Liskeard, Harwich, Chichester and Liverpool. On 15 September 1830 Huskison was killed when he tried to cros the track at the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway to speak to the Duke of Wellington. He was hit by Stephenson's 'Rocket', driven by Joseph Locke, and died of his injuries later that day.