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Jun 7, 2019

Speeding to the grave in 1901

Speeding on the roads has killed countless people in the age of the motor car, but Bethesda publican David Williams came to the same end with his horse-drawn "car" in 1901. He had been punished several times ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

since 1880 for speeding and other road offences. His driving was so unnverving that one party of Snowdonian tourists alighted and refused to travel any further with him. David sped off alone - to an early grave. For more on his story, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the entrance to the Llangollen Vaults in Bethesda. Or click here