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Jan 22, 2017

Toll evasion - by an entire circus

Loathing of tolls in Wales goes back long before the Severn Bridge was thought of, and in 1890 an entire travelling circus and menagerie evaded an Anglesey toll. There were 66 horses pulling ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

vehicles, among other animals in the entourage, but the tollkeeper near Holyhead was tricked and failed to collect a toll worth about £100 in today's prices. For details of the incident and the history of the Stanley toll house, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the Coffee Cups tearoom (which occupies the former toll house). Or click here