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Jul 18, 2015

A palmist and a lovelorn governess

Madame Marriott, palmist at Cardiff's Royal Arcade, was embroiled in a sensational court case in 1904 after a Swiss governess threatened to kill the priest she had fallen in love ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

with. The palmist had told the young governess that the initials of the rector of Panteg were written on her hand. For more on her story, and to discover the origins of Cardiff's first full-scale shopping arcade, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at either entrance to the Royal Arcade. Or click here. Then use the icons below the text to follow our smartphone tour of Cardiff's historic arcades.