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Jul 1, 2017

Wartime blackout fine ... in 1916

Fines for showing lights at night were common in the Second World War, but in the First World War a Llandrindod Wells hotelier was punished after electric light ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

spilled through a gap between curtains. Jane Sheen of the Plas Winton Hotel had contravened the Defence of the Realm Act, which among other things stipulated precautions against raids by airships. The building's name was later changed to Hotel Commodore to reflect its role in the early part of the First World War as a billet for members of the Royal Army Medical Corps. For more about the building - originally a rectory - scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gatepost at Hotel Commodore's entrance. Or click here