Wednesday, 4 May 2016

4th May 1816: Arson at Stanningfield & Wickhambrook, both in Suffolk

The Bury & Norwich Post of 8th May 1816 carried reports about 2 cases of arson in Suffolk, both of which occurred in the evening of Saturday 4th May 1816:
On Saturday night a large barn in the occupation of Mr. Rollinson, of Stanningfield, was destroyed by fire.—Same night a fire was discovered on the premises of Mr. John Pryke, of Wickhambrook, when a barn and other outbuildings, with a stack of wheat, and one of beans, fell a prey to the devouring element.

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