Saturday, 19 November 2011

19th November 1811: Reprisals & arson at Hucknall Torkard

Tuesday the 19th saw another arson attack on hay ricks, this time at Hucknall Torkard, where 2 belonging to a Mr. Hardstaff and Mr. Toon were set alight. Conant & Baker allege that the motive lay in the owners connections to the suppression of the disturbances.

The incident is mentioned in the Derby Mercury for 28th November 1811 and Conant & Baker's report at HO 42/119.

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