SD7918 : The Chatterton Riots Plaque

taken 11 years ago, near to Stubbins, Lancashire, Great Britain

The Chatterton Riots Plaque
The Chatterton Riots Plaque
Chatterton had its own mill which was the scene of a clash between soldiers and handloom weavers during the powerloom riots of April 1826.
Six people were shot dead at Chatterton and a total of 69 people were arrested and tried.
The death sentence was passed on 41 of them although sentences were commuted to imprisonment and transportation to Australia. LinkExternal link
The remains of Chatterton mill were demolished towards the end of the 19th century and in 1923 its site was made into playing fields and given to the people of Ramsbottom as a ‘Peace Memorial.

SD7918 : Scene of the 1826 Chatterton Riots
SD7918 : Chatterton Cottages
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 January, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 186 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8135N 2:18.9115W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 792 186
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