A great riot at Friars Goose colliery by pitmen on strike and persisting to occupy the houses belonging to the coal owners. Both police and military were called out to restore order and upwards of 20 men and 3 women were committed for trial at the next Durham Assizes and were sent to the county gaol under escort of cavalry. It was long remembered as the Battle of Friars Goose.
Alan la Ruste and George Watt were cautioned
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