1931 Toodyay school bus crash memorial unveiled

Relatives of Coondle farmer’s son Alan Fawell (6) – who was among five children killed when a wheat train hit a school bus in dense mist at Toodyay’s former Clinton Street rail crossing on 6 August 1931 – gather last month at the unveiling of a new memorial to the tragedy at the corner of Piesse Street and Charcoal Lane. Alan was the young brother of 90-year-old Wally Fawell (pictured second from right). Photo: Therese Chitty.

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