Sunday, 19 June 2016

19th June 1816: Threshing Machine set alight at Worlington, Suffolk

In the evening of Wednesday 19th June 1816, a Threshing Machine belonging to a farmer called Mr. Booty was set alight at Worlington, near Mildenhall in Suffolk.

This incident does not seem to have been reported in the local press, but it is mentioned in letters from Henry Hobhouse & William Bolland, both dated 20th June 1816, and a letter from J Barker of 25th June 1816, which can all be found at HO 42/151 (whilst Bolland gives the date as 'Tuesday night', 18th June, the other two letters state the incident took place on 19th June).

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