Monday, 24 March 2014

24th March 1814: Scribbling Mill destroyed near Huddersfield, arson suspected

On Thursday 24th March 1814, a Scribbling Mill belonging to Messrs Bates & Hobson at Sewdhill, near Kirkburton, Huddersfield was burned to the ground. The Leeds Mercury reported that an arsonist was suspected, and a reward of 100 guineas was offered.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 2nd April 1814.

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