Broydon Glyn Hughes is my second cousin, once removed. I stumbled across the following newspaper article purely by chance, whilst looking for something else, that pertains to Broydon’s death. I’d previously presumed that Broydon was still living as, curiously, his death is not recorded by the General Register Office or at least not publicly.
THE ADVERTISER, FRI., SEPT. 14th, 1973
Rawmarsh man killed and four injured in car crash
Police at Barnsley have appealed for witnesses to an accident in which a Rawmarsh man was killed and four others were seriously injured after their car crashed into a lamp standard.
The man killed was Mr. Broydon Glyn Hughes, aged 29, a single man, of 8, Schoolfield Drive, Rawmarsh. He was a passenger in the car.
The driver, Mr. John Moore (33), of 2, Thorogate, Rawmarsh, and the other three passengers, Mr. Peter North (27), of 258, Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, Mr. Anthony Albert Willett (25), of Priestley Avenue, Rawmarsh, and Mr. Walter Clegg, (26), of 15, Kent Avenue, Rawmarsh, are all detained in Barnsley Beckett Hospital.
The accident happened at about 1 a.m. on Sunday when the car, travelling from the direction of Barnsley, crashed into a lamp standard near The Ash Inn at Wombwell Lane, Wombwell.
The Barnsley Coroner has been informed of Mr. Hughes’ death, and the inquest will open in Barnsley to-day (Friday) for formal evidence of identification.
Yesterday, Mr. Clegg was stated to be “rather ill” with multiple injuries. The other three casualties were all reported to be making satisfactory progress. Mr. Moore has facial injuries and Mr. North and Mr. Willett have head injuries.