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Sep 8, 2013

Abergavenny's turbulent past

Today Abergavenny is a genteel town, but our new "Law and Disorder" QR tour lifts the lid on its turbulent past ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

including a Christmas massacre in the 12th century, the agonising execution of a priest for being a Catholic and saying mass, and a protest which landed a suffragette in prison - with hard labour. The 13 locations on the smartphone tour also highlight the town's history of soldiering, from Roman times to when American troops stayed at the Swan Hotel in the Second World War. To start the tour, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes displayed at any of the featured locations, then use the icons and maps to find the next point on the circuit. To start a virtual tour, click here for the Roman fort site