Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Defending property against looters: Clun and Bishop's Castle show the way

Reports of residents banding together to drive looters out of an area put me in mind of how the south of Shropshire coped with the Civil War.

As the Bishop's Castle town website records it:
The town ... set up a roster of armed burgesses, nicknamed Clubmen, to defend any property under attack and records show that around a thousand men in the Clun and Bishop's Castle area carried arms, "standing out against both sides, neither for the King nor Parliament, but only for the preservation of their own lives and fortunes".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is a twitter page set up with the aim of collating all images of these looters in the hope they are recognised and caught. @wantedrioters