Wednesday, 23 November 2011

23rd November 1811: Frame-breaking comes to the Town of Nottingham

Up until Saturday 23rd November, frame-breaking had largely been confined to the county villages and not the town of Nottingham. Indeed, many Hosiers had begun to bring their frames into the town, in the hope that it would afford their machines some protection. But that hope & pattern was broken on that night, along with a frame at a house in the town.

As reported in the Nottingham Journal of 30th November and the Nottingham Review of the 29th November 1811, as well as Conant & Baker's report at HO 42/119. The Journal says the house was in Trumpet Street, whilst the Review and Conant & Baker say it was Cyprus Street (actually Cypress Street).

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