Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Brockley Shirt Thieves, 1734

From the Weekly Amusement, February 22 1734:

'On Friday... at Night, five Men mask'd came to the House of Farmer Savage of Brockley in Kent, entered the same, and rifled the House of all the Money and Plate, and took each of them a Shirt, which they said they were in great Want of; they staid some Time in the House, eating and drinking, and then went off with as much Unconcern as common Visitors'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brockley in Kent? Corblimey - what would the Conservation Zone say