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Jun 23, 2012

A goldsmith's hallmark in Llanrwst

Even today it's commonly assumed that Llanrwst's almshouses were built by the major local ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark
landowner in 1610, Sir John Wynn. But later that century Britain's attorney general ruled that the charitable homes were funded by John Williams, who was goldsmith to King James I and so loaded with cash that he even lent some of it to Sir John. People lived in the almshouses until the 1970s, and among the last residents was a man who thought he was Winston Churchill. To read the story scan the QR barcodes outside the almshouses, or click here