Falkirk Herald 26 May 1888
For more than four hours the thunderstorm raged over this district on Saturday afternoon. The first peal was loudest, and seemed to occur right above the village, making the children on the street to run screaming into their homes, and the very dogs to set up a howling and barking. Just at the time when the first peal occurred the Caledonian Railway cart, with its driver and his little boy sitting on it, was returning empty to the station. The horse got a fright and ran off, and through the sudden start of the horse the lad, named Clark, was tumbled off the cart, and falling right before the wheel, he received some severe injuries about the body and on one of his legs a deep flesh wound.