Wednesday, 20 April 2016

20th April 1816: Threshing machine destroyed at Cockfield, Suffolk

The Bury & Norwich Post of 24th April 1816 carried a brief report about the destruction of a threshing machine at Cockfield on Saturday 20th April 1816:
On Saturday night a thrashing machine, belonging to Mr. John Fenton, of Whelnetham, was set fire to on the premises of Mr. Sarjeant, of Cockfield, and entirely consumed.

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