100 Years Ago – 2 June 1920

2 June 1920

Albert Smith, who had been the MP for Clitheroe from 1910 to 1918 and from Nelson & Colne from 1918 to 1920, announced his resignation from the House of Commons as he was taking up the role as the President of the General Union of Loom Overlookers.

A group of men stormed a military building at King’s Inn in Dublin, overpowering the military guard and then stealing a Lewis machine gun and ten rifles. The raid took the authorities by surprise as it was committed during daylight hours and in an area with many people around.