Project ID753
DescriptionThe Swing Riots: Maggie Smith is researching protests by farm labourers in the 1830s that started in the Elham Valley, but which eventually spread to the rest of the county and to Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, and which were a response to the introduction of threshing machines and a reduction in their already low wages.
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ACanterbury U3A
Year started2018
Source of referenceNone known
OutputNone known
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