Wednesday, 13 April 2011

13th April 1811: frame breaking at Bulwell

Almost two weeks after the last reported incident of frame breaking, six more frames were destroyed at Bulwell. Thomis tells us that a reward of 100 guineas was offered, which is double the amount offered by the authorities towards the end of March.1

Frames had already been broken in Bulwell during the fortnight following the Arnold incident, and in 7 months time, it would become a place of some notoriety.

1. Thomis (1970, p.177). From my research, there again appears to be no solid references for this other than Thomis' timeline, and once more, it is presumably sourced from Conant & Baker's report to the Home Office of February 1812.

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