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May 1, 2018

When cannons stirred tithe protest


Hundreds of police and soldiers descended on the village of Mochdre, near Colwyn Bay, in 1887 to accompany tithe collectors. Lookouts who had kept watch from a nearby hill fired cannons to alert residents, who ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

gathered in solidarity with the four farmers who had refused to pay the church tax. Eventually violence flared and the Riot Act was read, but a subsequent Government inquiry did not recommend punishing any of the protestors. Now you can read the remarkable story of the protest on your mobile by scanning the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the Station Road sign in Mochdre. Or by clicking here