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any opponent of technological progress

one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment

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Indeed, it seems that in Nottinghamshire the Luddite riots, despite their apparent failure, succeeded in slowing down the modernization of industry.
An exhibition produced by West Yorkshire Archive Services focussing on some of the key characters involved in the Luddite riots will be on display at Red House Museum and at Huddersfield Library throughout April.
The Luddite riots that began in 1811 in England spread to Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire as wheat prices soar and inflate the price of bread.
Nearly 150 members of 11 groups took part in a pageant that dramatised significant events in the history of Mirfield, including the foundation of the parish church, the arrival of the Black Death, the founding of the grammar school, JohnWesley's visit to the town, and the Luddite riots.
Another uncle was Enoch Taylor, who made the cloth cropping machine which provoked the Luddite riots, culminating in the murder of Marsden mill-owner William Horsfall.
Anniversaries: 1779: The first Luddite riots began in Manchester against the introduction of machinery for spinning cotton; 1899: The first petrol-driven motor bus began operating in London; 1940: Birth of Beatle John Lennon; 1947: The first call between a car telephone and a phone in a plane was made above Wilmington, Delaware, in the United States; 1967: Legendary Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara captured and shot in the village of La Higuera near Vallegrande in Bolivia; 1995: Death of former Prime Minister Lord Home of the Hirsel.