By Rose Wallis
Issue 29, Summer 2015 pp 16-23
“In the summer of 1826, the local and national press was thrilled by the story of the Wickwar Gang. Only days before, ‘in consequence of some suspicious circumstances’, an ‘old man by the name of Mills, his wife, and their 4 sons’ were taken into custody and ‘immediately after their apprehension… disclosed the history of the lawless community with which they had been connected'”. Rose Wallis provides in an insight into crime and disorder in Gloucestershire in the early 19th Century.
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