Littleport Parish Council

Serving the people of Littleport

Locum Clerk: Mrs Libby White
The Barn, Main Street
Littleport, Cambridgeshire

Author: Paul Cox

Riot and Be Hanged 2016 05 22

Riot and Be Hanged 2016 05 22

Background to the Riots of 1816 — The environment which surrounded the Littleport workers, at the time of the riots, contained many pressures—the desperation of impoverishment…..the virtually starving of farmworkers & their families. Low wages, frustrated by high grain prices and high unemployment, the end of the Napoleonic Wars—(Battle of Waterloo June 1815), produced... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 22 May 2016 11:01 by Paul Cox

Tags: Littleport Riots