Aireborough Historical Society

1795 Bolting Horse Rawdon




Title
Primitive Methodist Chapel
Date Undated
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
W401
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1795:                   Bolting Horse, Rawdon

    Singular Occurrence - On Tuesday, as a young gentleman named Thompson, from Rawden was riding on horseback down Swan Street in this town, his horse shyed at a waggon and he consequently dismounted.

     A few moments afterwards the animal bolted into the kitchen of Mr Mallorie, the spirit merchant, through which it passed into the dining room and in the excess of it's fright broke the windows and every chair in the room but one to pieces, tore  the valuable carpet literally to rags and did other  damage to the amount of between £20 - £30.

 Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling


 

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