Wednesday, 7 December 2011

7th December 1811: Frame-breaking in more than one County

The night of Saturday 7th December saw attacks mounted by Luddites in both Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.

In Nottinghamshire, 6 frames were broken at Bulwell and 4 at Arnold.

In Derbyshire, Luddites were active breaking 10 frames at Pentrich, 3 at Swanwick and 2 at Riddings.

The numbers here come from Thomis (1970, p.178). In their report at HO 42/119, Conant & Baker say that a total of 18 were broken in Derbyshire that evening.

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