Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12th December 1812: Walker's Scribbling Mill at Mirfield is destroyed by fire

On Saturday 12th December 1812, a Scribbling Mill belonging to a Mr Walker of Mirfield was found to be on fire. All of the machinery in the Mill was destroyed before the fire could be extinguished.

The report in the Leeds Mercury did not give any indication of the cause of the fire, and the incident is not remarked upon in any of the Home Office correspondence, which suggests that the authorities were not led to believe it was arson, but it is not possible to be certain.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 19th December 1812.

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