Ffynh 3O

Farm labourers and the riots

I hear that they [farm labourers] are holding meetings every night on the hills in this county [Carms.] and Cardiganshire.

They complain that the farmers pay them ill and treat them badly. They say to the farmers, ‘We have heard your grievances and helped you to get them redressed; and now we will tell you ours’.I have heard of several meetings of this kind in which the labourers have pretty loudly grumbled at their treatment by the farmers, in being underpaid ... The farmers are beginning to express much alarm at these proceedings.

(The Times, 5 September 1843, ‘From our own reporter’, Carmarthen, 30 August [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )