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Jan 13, 2018

When hunger drove women to riot

In January 1752 the Riot Act was read at Pwllheli Harbour after a mob, mostly women, tried to steal from a ship. They and their families were starving, following a poor harvest. In ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

desperation, they tried to take some of the produce which had been loaded onto a ship for carriage to more prosperous parts. For more about the history of this harbour, which evolved from the pool which gave Pwllheli its name, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the lower path alongside Embankment Road. Or click here