Wednesday, 11 January 2012

11th January 1812: Arson at Bulwell

On Saturday evening the 11th January, a hay stack belonging to Henry Sells was set alight at Bulwell, but the fire was extinguised by 2 or 3 people "without doing much damage".

As reported in the Nottingham Review of 17th January 1812 and the Derby Mercury of the 23rd January 1812. Conant & Baker's report at HO 42/119 also mentions the incident but says the hay stack was "entirely consumed", which is at odds with the press reports.

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