SD7918 : Scene of the 1826 Chatterton Riots

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

Scene of the 1826 Chatterton Riots
Scene of the 1826 Chatterton Riots
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.
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SD7918 : The Chatterton Riots Plaque

The remains of Chatterton mill were demolished towards the end of the 19th century and in 1923 its site was made into the playing fields shown above and given to the people of Ramsbottom as a ‘Peace Memorial.
In the distance you can see the rear of SD7918 : North Street Strongstry
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 January, 2007
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 791 186 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.8079N 2:18.9841W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 791 186
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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