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Sep 11, 2019

Arrested at belt-point

When two fugitive German prisoners of war were spotted near Welshpool in 1915, army officer Rhys Williams - who had just finished dinner - dashed off in pursuit, armed only with his leather belt. The ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Germans were tired and hungry and put up no resistance. At Welshpool police station they were given tea with bread and butter and made to empty their pockets and haversacks. For more on their escapade and the history of the old police station, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gatepost in New Street. Or click here