Burning of the Albion Mills (The)

Burning of the Albion Mills (The)
Past Tense Publishing Project

Publishing Info:
London, UK 2006
A5, 28 pages, saddle-stitched.
Black and white laser print with colour card cover.

Description: The Albion steam-powered Mills were London’s first great factory, the industrial wonder of the time. But the mills were widely resented by millers and workers. In 1791 they burned to the ground. Arson was strongly suspected... Crowds gathered to celebrate their destruction, ballads were written and sung on the spot...

"Past Tense is a publishing project based in South London, exploring London radical history. Initially it began as the work of one person, uncovering the subversive, hidden and esoteric past around the Elephant and Castle and Southwark. As it exists now it has grown to include several individuals, autonomously following their own historical trails, publishing new texts and reviving old, out of print ones. However we also work together, for instance through the South London Radical History Group, which existed irregularly since January 2003 and 2008, as an open forum, discussing historical issues, organising history walks, inviting speakers on various topics." from www.past-tense.org.uk/

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