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Feb 14, 2018

Barmaid tried for Valentine libel

A young Pwllheli barmaid was tried at the Assizes - equivalent to today's Crown Court - in 1890 for sending libellous Valentine's letters. A master mariner was called a "dry land captain" in ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

the letters, which also accused him of killing his wives. Other details in the letters couldn't have been penned by the 22-year-old Whitehall Hotel barmaid unless she had the "filthiest desires", it was said at the time. For more about the history of the hotel (now the Whitehall restaurant), use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance. Or click here