Category Archive: Owslebury Remembered

Sep 27

Riots in Owslebury?

Owslebury wasn’t always a peaceful place!  In 1830 the Owslebury riots occurred when a mob of rioters broke the thresing machines and other farm machinery. The Owslebury  vestry minutes begin in 1825  and are  largely formal  and uninformative  until 1830, when widespread poverty and discontent, giving rise to the Swing Riots,  forced the  local farmers  …

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