Tuesday, 10 July 2012

10th July 1812: Cotton Mill at Earby, near Skipton, burns down - arson suspected

In the evening of Friday 10th July 1812, the cotton mill of a Mr Crook at Earby, near to Skipton - and part of the West Riding of Yorkshire at that time - was found to be on fire and was eventually burned down. The Leeds Mercury reported 8 days later that "from the nature of the circumstance, strong suspicions are harboured, that it was done by some incendiary". The Lancaster Gazette, published a day after the fire, reported that the insurance "will not near cover the loss".

As reported in the Lancaster Gazette of the 11th July 1812 & the Leeds Mercury of 18th July 1812.

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