The Luddites

in Westhoughton


The Westhoughton Mill was destroyed by fire by the Luddites on 24 April 1812.

This is website which was created by Westhoughton Local History Group to mark the bi-centenary of those events of 200 years ago. It contains information gathered by our dedicated research team and also events organised to mark the bi-centenary.

For information about the History Group please visit

Ted Wisedale

Apartment 2E

Bradshaw Hall

Hardcastle Gardens



BL2  4NZ

Site updated 31 October 2016