Friday, 24 February 2012

24th February 1812: Troop movements

On Monday 24th February, the first troop movements in response to the Luddite attacks in West Yorkshire took place. The local magistrates had applied to the local are commander, General Vyse at Beverley, for aid. His response was to authorise the movement of a troop of Scotch Greys from Leeds to Huddersfield, and they accordingly left at 11.00 p.m. that night.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 29th February 1812.

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