Friday, 25 November 2011

25th November 1811: Further attacks in the town of Nottingham

During the daytime, some frames had been brought into Nottingham from Bulwell, and secured in an empty house in York Street, guarded by 3 or 4 men. At some point during the evening, the guards left the house, and the Luddites saw their chance and destroyed 6 frames. William Parkes & George Shaw were later apprehended with parts of the frames about their person.

Conant & Baker provide the information that the frames were brought from Bulwell in their report at HO 42/119. It's not clear if these were the frames in transit that the Luddites at Basford had tried to attack on the same day. Information is also contained in the Nottingham Journal of 30th November 1811 and the Leeds Mercury of the same date.

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