Wednesday, 26 December 2012

26th December 1812: Warning signed 'Ned Ludd' posted in Melbourne, Derbyshire

After the raid on Thomas Mitchell's workshop in the early hours of Boxing Day, 26th December 1812, when the Derbyshire town of Melbourne awoke, they found a notice posted in 'a conspicuous part of town'. The notice was signed by 'Ned Ludd' and warned hosiers that vengeance against their property and person would be meted out to them if they demanded work at a rate lower than the agreed prices.

As reported in the Derby Mercury of 7th January 1813.

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