Plug Plot
(1842)

thing and strike

Died aged c. 0

Commemorated on 1 plaque

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Here in Darwen St on 15th August 1842 textile workers protesting against wage cuts in the famous "Plug Plot" were fired upon by troops of the 72nd Regt. up to 3 of the demonstrators are thought to have been killed

BBC Radio Lancashire, Darwen Street, Blackburn, United Kingdom where it sited