Friday, 27 January 2012

27th January 1812: Luddites play another practical joke at Basford

On Monday evening the 27th January, Luddites broke three stocking frames frames at Basford, and burned the woodwork from the frames in an adjoining field. The following morning, villagers in Basford awoke to find the ironworks from one of the frames fixed to the top of the local prison or round-house. The Luddites seemed to be operating with complete impunity and mocking the authorities.

As reported in the Nottingham Journal of the 1st February 1812.

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