February 10, 2021 Mill Valley Brewery was named after the local history of the Luddite uprising in Liversedge

Mill Valley Brewery was named after the local history of the Luddite uprising in Liversedge

The Luddite uprising was the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, The uprising was at the began in 1812 at a time when out work meant starvation, workers met in secret at The Shears Inn at Liversedge, the workers made plans to smash all the machines, these new machines could do the work of 4 men, (The statue in photo is a defiant cropper in Jackson cropping shop at the corner of Aquila lane in Hare Park lane) A Family man, he had just heard that William Cartwright has ordered more machines for his Rawfords Mill in Liversedge, around midnight on the 12th April 1812 all hell broke loose when 150 men, nick named The Luddites (named after Ned Ludd a local worker) attacked the mill with there hammers and axes, Two men were shot and the attackers carried their wounded and fled via Knowler Hill Liversedge, Mill and factory owners took to shooting protesters and eventually the movement was suppressed with legal and military force. 17 Luddites were later hanged in York, The revolt ended around 1816.

History link http://www.victorianweb.org/history/riots/luddites.html