HistoryPoints News

Jul 20, 2012

The Welsh cliff mystery

One of 1909's most sensational news stories, in Britain and New York, started with a luxury car teetering ...
on a cliff edge near Penmaenmawr. A young socialite had tried to take her death after conning people out of £2m in today's money. Postcards of the cliff were soon on sale, and the type of garment the woman had been wearing immediately went out of fashion. To read the fascinating story, scan the HistoryPoints QR barcodes on the sea wall where the car was crashed, or click here. En Français: ici.