The Times, Tuesday, Nov 05, 1822; pg. 2; Issue 11708; col C


The Radical Reformers of Carlisle and suburbs on Tuesday evening last assembled
(report says to the amount of about 200) upon Coalfell-hill, a mile from this
city, attended by a considerable number of females, their wives and
acquaintance, in order to evince their joy at the liberation of Mr. HUNT from
Ilchester gaol, after his long confinement. Drums and fifes, with two flags,
accompanied the meeting; and at 11 o'clock a pyramid, composed of about half a
dozen of tar barrels, was set on fire, around which the company stood; and one
of them in two or three words proposed that upon the occasion of Mr. HUNT's
liberation, they should give a volley of cheers, which was done accordingly. On
returning to the town, they were met by the police-officers in Caldew-gate, some
of whom rushing with pistols in hand upon the bearers of the flags, compelled
them to surrender; the colours were then lodged in the guard-house. At 12
o'clock a party with drum and fife paraded three times round the market-cross,
giving as many cheers, when the police-officers again immediately caused their
dispersion. These reformers, perhaps, were unaware that the act is still in
force which makes it unlawful to assemble with music and banners a la
militaire. - Carlisle Journal.