Monday, 3 August 2015

3rd August 1815: Threshing Machine destroyed at Holbrook, Suffolk

Some time during Thursday 3rd August 1815, and in a portent of what was to come the following year, a Threshing Machine was destroyed at Holbrook in Suffolk.

The machine was the property of a John Roper of Wilby, over 30 miles north of the village. A crowd had assembled prior to the task of destruction, and several people were arrested in the hours afterwards.

This event is mentioned in the Ipswich Journal of 5th August 1815 and the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal of 19th January 1816.

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