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By Andrew Charlesworth, David Gilbert, Adrian Randall, Humphrey Southall, Chris Wrigley (auth.)

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Randall, Before the Luddites (Cambridge, 1991). 26 Bradford on Avon where a prominent clothier, Joseph Phelps, established one in his workshops in the centre of the town. A crowd of 500 gathered and demanded he take the machine down and make a public promise never to re-introduce it. Phelps refused to be intimidated and, when some of the crowd stoned his windows, fired shots into the crowd, killing three and mortally wounding two others. The crowd, outraged, continued their assault and Phelps' nerve broke.

Leigh Salford. _ Manchester where attacks and recruitment Golborne • 6October of other rioters took place. Culcheth I'i. e r s EO; - 6 October 6 October threats. Halsall t""' ~. 3 Disturbances over cotton machinery Lancashire 1779. 10 to Cromford and then on to destroy all the engines throughout England. Arkwright certainly figured large in the crowd's demonology. For example, the town of Preston was alarmed because it had his patent machines. The threatened march on Cromford, taken seriously by Arkwright and the Derbyshire authorities, reflected the spinners' view that, first, his firm was the centre of diffusion of the new machinery and that,secondly, his and Hargreaves' flight to Nottinghamshire in 1768 had only temporarily ended their troubles.

This resolution was shortly after countennanded by a larger committee of representatives of the Manchester district. However, that same week the Tory party in Manchester called a public meeting for AprilSth at the Exchange Hall to send a congratulatory address to the Prince Regent for retaining his father's Ministers in office on his assumption of the Regency. Refonners sought to defeat the address. One of their handbills, headed 'Now or Never', with its complaints of rising prices, lack of employment and reduced wages and its call to action may well have struck Lancashire Luddism 43 a chord with the already-politicised weavers.

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