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Mar 11, 2017

Feeding opium to babies

In 1901 a young man was charged with trying to kill himself by jumping off Llangollen Bridge. His mother told magistrates she had fed her boys opium as babies, on doctor's orders, and continued ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

to give them the drug as they grew up because they had got to like it as infants. For details, and for the story of this ancient bridge - one of the "Seven Wonders of Wales" - scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the planter boxes at the north end of the bridge. Or click here