Tuesday, 2 April 2013

2nd April 1813: Pseudo-Luddite burglary in Oldham

At 7.00 p.m. on Friday 2nd April 1813, 8 men entered the house of Mr Adam Ellis in Oldham. They remained there for 3 hours, drinking all the spirits and smoking all the tobacco they could find. Before they left with £25 in cash, their numbers were called over, in Luddite fashion.

This was in the Leeds Intelligencer of 12th April 1813.

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