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Jun 22, 2019

Tribunal troubles in Ystradgynlais

The police station and court in Ystradgynlais had only just opened when military conscription began in 1916. The district tribunal heard appeals at the court and initially exempted many ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

men from conscription, to the disgust of one visiting military representative. The tribunal's members had the difficult task of deciding which members of their community should be compelled to join the forces. One tribunal member, farmer David Price, was praised after his death in 1919 for his tactful handling of appeal cases. For more about the building's early history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the wall in front of the police station. Or click here