A Murder Related to Labor Unrest in the Newcastle Mines [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Great Britain]. An Account of the Shocking Murder, Committed on the Body of John Errington, A Bound Pitman, At Hetton Colliery, In the County of Durham, On Saturday April 19, 1832, By Receiving Two Shots, One of Them in the Chest, And the Other in the Groin. To Which is Added the Names of Those Who are Apprehended, And Sent to Durham Gaol, On Suspicion of Being Implicated in the Murder. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Douglas and Kent, Printers, . 13-3/4" x 6-1/4" broadside mounted on 13-1/4" x 8" sheet, bottom inch of broadside folded, lower corners cropped. Single-column text below headline, sections separated by rules. Negligible light toning. A well-preserved copy. $1,500. * An account "taken from the Newcastle Papers" of 28th April, during the miner's strike of 1832, an early example of Indsutrial-Era unrest that resonated throughout Great Britain. At that time a number of strikers, evicted from their homes, gathered in the town, where they lit bonfires, discharged firearms and antagonized their opponents. Errington, a strikebreaker, was found dead in the street with two wounds from a marble-firing musket. Several strikers were charged with his murder and taken to Durham Gaol, which was far enough away from Newcastle to discourage any rescue attempts. In the end the evidence was insufficient and they were released. No copies located on OCLC, Library Hub or at the British Library.
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