St Mary’s Church, Ruabon

Aug 22, 2019

Soap that put thief behind bars


When serial thief Robert Smith stole a bar of pink soap from the Lion Hotel, Newtown, in 1905, little did he suspect that it would lead to his downfall. Pink soap was then a luxury item and a scrap of it ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

which Smith left behind at an Oswestry lodging gave detectives the vital evidence they needed. Smith was jailed for five years. For more about the hotel's history - including the death of the landlord's son in the First World War - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window near the entrance. Or click here