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The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place

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By , December 2, 2009 02:30

The Hexham Riot of 9th March 1761 resulted in the deaths of over 50 men and women, with dozens more wounded.

The Hexham Riot involved ordinary folk from villages and communities throughout Tynedale, who marched to Hexham on that fateful day to protest against balloting to select men for service in the County Militia. Continue reading 'The Hexham Riot: Massacre in the Market Place'»