C1791 Middleton Market Jug - Luddite interest.
C1791 Middleton Market Jug - Luddite interest.C1791 Middleton Market Jug - Luddite interest.

C1791 Middleton Market Jug – Luddite interest. SOLD.

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A splendid 8.25 inches high creamware jug. Middleton had a mere 20 or so houses in 1770 but it grew considerably following the granting of a charter for a weekly market in 1791. Manufacturing, including silk weaving,cotton spinning and calico printing thrived. Luddite Riots It was reported that at least seven people were killed during a day of Luddite Riots – 2nd April 1812.