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Dec 24, 2014

Going hungry in Wales in 1752

As we enjoy our Christmas feasts, it's worth remembering that many people in Wales came to the brink of starvation in winters past. In January 1752 a mob, mostly of women, forced ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

its way onto a ship at Pwllheli harbour which had just been loaded with potatoes and other food. The harvest in North Wales had again been poor in 1751. The crowd eventually dispersed empty-handed after the Riot Act was read. For more on this story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes near Pwllheli marina with your mobile. Or click here