Episode 22

Ep22. The Cornish Shooting

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE! Lostwithiel is a historical gem within the county, being a planted town and former capital of the Earls of Cornwall. 

In 1814, a soldier named John Sims and some of his fellow soldiers, were attached to the  baggage train of the 28th Regiment. They stopped at a local inn, and “became so intoxicated as to render it impossible for them to proceed”. They then tried to arrange for another cart to take them on their way, but the constable and a magistrate refused  to take the responsibility for this. What happened next would haunt the town forever.


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SOURCES

Lostwithiel Business Group https://www.lostwithiel.org.uk/characterisation.pdf

Cornwall Live https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/day-policeman-shot-dead-drunk-1920942

Bury & Norwich Post. Wednesday 7th September 1814

The Guardian 6th August 1926

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