‘Bread Riots in Liverpool’ – February 1855

Posted on February 19th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Historical newspaper report on the bread riots in Liverpool in February 1855

On 19 February 1855, bread riots took place in Liverpool.

As can be seen from this newspaper report, the riots appear to have occurred as a result of unemployment among the corn porters and dock labourers in the city, whose usual work and wages had been affected by the frost.

That said, bread riots took place in other UK cities during the 18th and 19th centuries – just do a search on ‘bread riots’ to read about these historical events.

historical newspaper story about the Liverpool bread riots of 1855

Carlisle Journal – Friday 23 February 1855



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