Pleasley man’s vote fight remembered

Graham Allen MP is keen to encourage people to get out and vote.

Graham Allen MP is keen to encourage people to get out and vote.

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A Pleasley man whose name was etched in history over the fight for voting rights was remembered at the weekend on the anniversary of his death.

John Armstong was hanged along with two others - Wollaton’s George Beck and Nottingham’s George Hearson -on 1st February 1832.

They were sentenced to death after trouble flared in the county, including attacks on Colwick Hall, mills at Beeston and Nottingham Castle.

 

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