Swallow Falls

Feb 14, 2019

Managing miners' boozing


The colliery owners who built the workers' village of Oakdale, in Caerphilly county borough, didn't want drunkenness to mar the utopian living conditions, so they built an hotel in order to exert control over alcohol consumption. Magistrates approved ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the hotel plan in 1914, despite opposition from local chapels, and forced a nearby pub to stop serving alcohol. The Oakdale Hotel, now a listed building, also provided accommodation for visiting guests and company directors. After a period of dereliction, the building was recently converted into housing. For more on the building's story, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes to the right of the entrance. Or click here