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Day 31 - A bit of theiving

The big one - stealing a length of cloth

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It was a frosty morning that only started to warm up by late afternoon and I don’t mean the weather.

First stop was to Stroud to visit the place where I believe the offence that got John Newman Holdman transported took place. The offence was stealing a roll of cloth from the cloth room of Thomas Ellary in August 1821. I believe that Ellary’s cloth room was located across the road from the present day Old Crown Inn, which I believed existed at that time. So my assumption is that John made have had one too many drinks and said “I will have some of those cloths” and went across the road to do a bit of thieving.

This may had been the end of John’s luck to date, as he was certainly sailing very close to the wind in previous crimes in not getting transported. Maybe it was his intention all along to get busted – only John could answer that one. Well he got caught and the rest is history.

After that we drove out to Bibury which has been described as the most beautiful village in England. Well it was a lovely Cotswold village (http://www.bibury.com/). After numerous pictures and some rain we made our way back to Minchinhampton where we just bummed around.

The wi-fi connection here is terrible, so I will upload photos when we get to Birkenhead.

Posted by Neileeann 02:42 Archived in England

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