Saturday 2nd May 1846

“Very unfortunate with our horses. The young mare taken suddenly ill while out with a load of coals, which makes the third that is queer, one whereof is in great danger. Woman committed murder by throwing her three children off Battersea Bridge, two perished, one saved.”

[Editor’s note:  Eliza Clark, a destitute woman with a drunken abusive husband, threw her children from Battersea Bridge, but was prevented from throwing herself off the bridge by a passer-by. She was found not guilty of murder on account of insanity and was detained.]