Bridgwater Alfred 1.26, 6 February 1832

1832-02-06-Vol-1-no-27

Notes:

Advertisement for Mrs Comer, dance teacher, lately returned from London with the latest dances and exercises (for posture?) for young people.

Advert by George Aubrey, Bridgwater bookseller, for a new book on Geology.

Advert for a second ship bound for Quebec, to leave Bridgwater on the 26 March, alongside the Euphrosyne, mentioned over the previous weeks. This ship is the Cybele of 400 tons, Charles Heckler the master. The ship seems to have taken 34 settlers, along with a cargo of bricks.

Report and £50 reward offered for the apprehension of Francis Wride the younger. On 31 January he and Charles Knight left the London Inn, Eastover, with a fowling gun (essentially a shot gun) and fired shots into the windows of John William Trevor, William Baker, Samuel Freeman and Thomas Symes, then retired to the Lamb Inn for the night. This seems to have been an act of political intimidation against the opponents of the Reform movement.