Damn His Charity We’ll Have the Cheese for Nought!
Damn His Charity We’ll Have the Cheese for Nought!, Nottingham’s Great Cheese Riot & Other 1766 Food Riots by V. Yarnspinner
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In 1766 a riot broke out during Nottingham’s Goose Fair. Large cheeses were snatched and rolled down Wheelers Gate and Peck Lane, apparentlt bowling over the mayor. This publications looks into the story behind this tale and places the Great Cheese Riot within the context of the wave of Food Riots which took place that autumn.