Sunday, 29 January 2012

29th January 1812: An accidental fire at Eccleshill?

Just prior to dawn on Wednesday 29th January 1812, the Scribbling Mill belonging to Messrs Greaves, Thornton & Co at Eccleshill, near Bradford was found to be on fire. The damage was limited to a heap of wool and the floor above it, the flame having been slowly smouldering for some time. It was later thought that the snuff from a lamp falling in the heap of wool had caused the fire.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 8th February 1812.

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