Saturday, 28 January 2012

28th January 1812: Prisoners brought into Nottingham from the villages

The Nottingham Review of 31st January gave a vivid report of prisoners being brought into Nottingham on Tuesday 28th January 1811:
"On Tuesday several prisoners were brought in from the country, by military escorts, among whom was John Waplington, a well-known wandering maniac, a native of this town, and, at present time, a pauper belonging to the parish of St Mary. He had left his sister's house in Turncalf-alley the day before, on one of his wandering excursions, and, we understand, was apprehended as a suspicious character in the neighbourhood of Blidworth. But what excited the attention the public more than usual, was, to see this unfortunate offspring of our father Adam, confined in a cart by the side of a lusty Bow-street officer, who drove along the streets with dashing fury, attended by about half a score Hussars."

As reported in the Nottingham Review of 31st January 1812.

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