The Newby Ferry Disaster took place 150 years ago on February 4th 1869 and at the time was considered to be a national disaster. 

This booklet is a commemorative re-printing of Chapter XXI of Colonel R. Meysey-Thompson’s 1898 ‘Reminisces of the Course, the Camp and the Chase’, entitled 'Sir Charles Slingsby’ (pictured on the booklet cover with his Hunter Saltfish).

As one of only thirteen people to board the ferry on the fateful day in February 1869, Colonel Meysey-Thompson was uniquely placed to provide an enthralling eye-witness account of the accident that cast a long shadow over the entire locality and the wider national hunting community.

Printed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this disaster, Adrian Dangar, a direct descendant of the author, has provided a preface to this edition.

All proceeds from the sale of this booklet go to the Hunt Staff Benefit Society.

Booklets are being sold for £10 each (including P&P). The Order Form can be downloaded here.