Tuesday, 5 July 2016

5th July 1816: James Towle is committed to Leicester Gaol for the 'Loughborough Job'

On Friday 5th July 1816, James Towle's time had run out. The man  whose name was by now synonymous with Nottinghamshire Luddism was committed to Leicester Gaol under suspicion of being involved in the 'Loughborough Job' less than a week earlier.

Towle had already been tried, and acquitted, for involvement in Luddism once before, in 1815. He would now face trial again at the forthcoming Leicester Summer Assizes in August.

The arrest was reported in the Derby Mercury of 11th July 1816.

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