Smuggling Days in Devon - Freight Trains p.31

Here we learn how Mutter joined forces with Rattenbury's smugglers, transporting the contraband in donkey carts bound for gentlemen's houses. We also read of the impact of the railway on the 'thriving family industry' of smuggling.

About  Smuggling Days in Devon

This book describes the adventures and escapades of smugglers in 19th century Devon. Quoting from smugglers' diaries and from statements made by parish residents, these tales tell of smugglers hiding up chimneys, ships sawn in half, and the burning effigies of informers.

 

Taken from: Smuggling Days in Devon
Author / Creator: J R W Coxhead
Publisher: The Raleigh Press
Date: 1956
Copyright: By permission of the British Library
Shelfmark: 6058.a.10