Friday, 13 April 2012

13th April 1812: Prelude to disorder - shots fired into the house of William Radcliffe at Stockport

In the evening of Monday 13th April 1812, shots were fired into the house of William Radcliffe, a manufacturer who used Steam Looms in Stockport. Radcliffe's premises had been the subject of an arson attack the previous month. Another manufacturer, John Goodair, had been targeted in a similar fashion 9 days before.

As reported in the Chester Courant of 21st April 1812.

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