Wednesday, 25 April 2012

25th April 1812: One man committed for Manchester Exchange riot

The Lancaster Gazette of 25th April 1812 reported that at the recent Salford Quarter Sessions held at the New Bayley prison, a Charles Duffy was before the Judge for "riotously breaking furniture and lamps belonging to the Manchester Exchange" at the riots on 8th April. His case was traversed to the next Quarter Sessions, but being unable to post bail, he was committed to prison until them.

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