HistoryPoints News

Jul 23, 2018

Scandal of Aber's boozing JPs

The SPAR shop in Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, was a scene of scandal in 1879 when it was a hostelry called the Gogerddan Arms. Magistrates in the men-only "Smokey Face Club" enjoyed their booze-up so much ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

that when closing time came, they simply amended the pub's licence on the spot. They were more red-faced than smokey-faced when their disgraceful behaviour was raised in the House of Commons. For more about the building's history since c.1727, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window of the SPAR store. Or click here