A Smuggling Affray

ResolutionIt’s hard to imagine Bournemouth a couple of centuries ago when it was just an empty stretch of coast, backed by desolate heathland. It could also be a wild place with armed gangs prepared to take the law into their own hands. This was the scene for a violent confrontation between smugglers and revenue men in 1787, just one of many conflicts in the continuing contraband war of the time. Find the full story at  http://poolemuseumsociety.wordpress.com

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