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Dec 8, 2018

Metric mutiny in Bethesda


Publican Geoffrey Davies was disgusted when the UK adopted decimal currency in 1971. For years, he continued to quote prices in his beloved pounds, shillings and pence to customers at the Douglas Arms Hotel in ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Bethesda, Gwynedd. Decades earlier, his father Alfred had served a meat tea to members of the Welsh Army Corps who were passing through Bethesda on a First World War recruitment march in 1915. Among them was Gwilym Lloyd George, the future Home Secretary. Over a century later, the hotel remains in the Davies family. For more of the building's history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance. Or click here