Monday, 8 October 2012

8th October 1812: Mass attack on Corn Mill at Ilkeston, Derbyshire

In the evening of Tuesday 8th October 1812, people 'to the number of one hundred and upwards' assembled and broke into a Corn Mill belonging to Thomas Potter & John Padley at Ilkeston, in Derbyshire. They proceeded to take away several bags of wheat.

Two men - Benjamin Beardsley & George Cope - were later arrested and committed to the County Gaol charged with riotous assembly.

As reported in the Derby Mercury of 29th October 1812.

1 comment:

  1. This is a blog that I'm sure must be invaluable to anyone making a serious study of historical Luddism. On a less serious note, I'd like to observe that this particular day is also the day when I published my novel "Ned Ludd: He-Goose from Hell". The story is built around the fragments that you can read about on Wikipedia, and as you can glean from the title, its objective is more to entertain than to educate.

    Keep up the good work, fellahs!