History of Harlow
The Mill Lock House, Old Harlow, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Harlow >> Harlow Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Harlow on a revenge attack.
Scotsman 4 April 1891
Attack on a clergyman and his son.
The Rev. George West, J.P., and his son, Mr. Frank West of Thaxted, Essex, were returning from Harlow races on Thursday night, when the were waylaid by a gang of men and women, and cruelly beaten and kicked, and would have probably been killed but for the arrival of timely help.
The motive for the attack on the two gentlemen is supposed to be revenge for the conviction of a gang who were rutting in the neighbourhood last autumn.
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