Wednesday, 11 July 2012

11th July 1812: Arms raid at Salendine Nook, near Huddersfield

In the evening of Saturday 11th July 1812, a number of men in disguise arrived at the house of Joseph Morton at Salendine Nook, northwest of Huddersfield. When Morton answered the door to them, they demanded any weapons he had at home - he told he had not got any, but they then demanded money. Morton let them in, but managed to give them the slip and escaped through the back of his house and set about raising the alarm.

When Morton returned later, he found that his clock and several items of furniture had been destroyed.

As reported in the Leeds Mercury of 18th July 1812.

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