Thursday, 5 January 2012

5th January 1812: Frame-breaking in Nottingham and Old Radford

The town of Nottingham was raided again on Sunday 5th January, when Luddites destroyed 2 lace frames - at the end of the raid, they fired off their pistols and muskets. The owner had been paying his employees in 'truck'.

In the evening, 2 frames were broken at Old Radford

As reported in Conant & Baker in their report at HO 42/119. The information about payments in truck is from Thomis (1970, p.179)

No comments:

Post a Comment