Saturday, 28 April 2012

28th April 1812: Fire at William Greenwood's Mill at Sowerby

In the evening of Tuesday 28th April 1812, a fire broke at a Mill at Sowerby, West Yorkshire, belonging to William Greenwood. This Mill was powered by a steam engine, and the fire broke out in the engine house. The fire was eventually put out, but not without doing 'considerable damage'. Greenwood was insured.

From the article in the Leeds Mercury, it's not clear what the cause of the fire was, but the possibility of arson is not mentioned.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 2nd May 1812.

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