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Jan 20, 2018

Saved by the ring in Llanfair TH

A simple iron ring on the door of St Mary's Church at Llanfair Talhaiarn (Conwy county borough) is a relic of Britain's justice system of yore. Anyone fleeing from law ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

enforcers could grab the ring and claim immunity from prosecution. Sounds easy? There were conditions, including compulsory exile from Britain. For more on this custom and the church's history - including the story of a poet and architect who was a supervisor of the construction of London's Crystal Palace - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the noticeboard as you enter the churchyard. Or click here