Luddite rioters


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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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On the 24th April 1812, the looms of a steam-powered mill, built across from here in 1803-4, were smashed, and the mill set alight by Luddite rioters, 4 of whom were hanged, and 9 transported to Australia for 7 years

2 Market Street, Westhoughton, United Kingdom where it was