Monday, 23 April 2012

23rd April 1812: Mass expropriation of goods at Sandsfield, near Carlisle

At 10.00 p.m. at night on Thursday 23rd April, up to 700 people assembled on a common a mile from Carlisle, They were armed with various types of weapons, and eventually proceeded to Sandsfield (now known as Port Carlilse), where they boarded a ship in the harbour. The ship was laden with all kinds of provisions, and the group helped themselves to as much flour, cheese and bacon as they could carry to their homes

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 25th April 1812.

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