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Riot 1830
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 16:17:34 »
Sheerness Dockyard was the scene of a riot in 1830 after a Warden accused one of the workers of being in possession of the 'Kings stores' as he was leaving the dockyard to go home.  A large number of workers heard this accusation and tried attacking the Warden.  Three Constables and Commissioner Lewis attempted to get the Warder to the safety of his home but by the time they reached the Barrier Gate they realised that the Military Guards had to be called to help, by this time Commissioner Lewis had been struck with thrown stones and bricks.  The worker, a mechanic, pleaded guilty to theft at his trial and was fined and discharged from the yard.


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