Aireborough Historical Society

1846 Recruiting In Yeadon




Title
Recruiting In Yeadon
Date 7th March 1846
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
S224
Comment

The quiet village of Yeadon has this week been enlivened by the sound of fife and drum, a recruiting party having been beating up for candidates for glory, but as we understand without success.

Although from the depression of trade there are hundreds of young men out of employment, not one was to be caught.

And so little encouragement did they get, that one of the soldiers, with a dreadful oath, swore that he believed the young men of Yeadon would all pine to death rather than enlist.

    If the conduct of these men is a fair specimen of the military in general, it speaks little for their morality, for soon after entering the town they got drunk, and at one public house had to be turned out for misconduct 
 
Image reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive, research by Edwy Harling






 

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