A chance find in the BURY FREE PRESS of 12 February 1954:
PIGS THROWN OUT OF VAN IN CRASH
ONE HAD TO BE DESTROYED
One of five pigs which were thrown out of a ten cwt. Van taking them to the Elmswell Bacon Factory met premature death in a crash on the ice road near Rougham Estate Office on Monday. The two vehicles involved were a van driven by Mr Reginald Staden, baker, of 41, Out Westgate, Bury St Edmunds, and a British Road Services lorry, drive by Mr Arthur Tyre, of “The Lilacs”, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket.
All the pigs were thrown out of the van and one of them sustained a broken leg and had to be destroyed. Both the drivers had minor injuries – facial cuts and bruises.
I am resolutely not laughing......