Friday, 11 November 2011

10th November 1811: Frame-breaking at Kimberley

The same night of the attack at Bulwell, another group attacked frames in the village of Kimberley. The hosier there had been using 'colts' (un-apprenticed labour) and the forfeit for this grievance meant that between 8 and 10 frames were destroyed1.

More significantly, simultaneous attacks had taken place in 2 different locations, which would often be a feature of the coming weeks.

1. Recorded in Conant & Baker's report at HO 42/119.

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