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Oct 23, 2019

Billy the Corn's unhealing wounds

Crickhowell publican 'Billy the Corn' was one of many men who continued to suffer long after the Armistice in 1918. His war wounds never healed, and for two decades his wife Katie dressed them every morning. Billy ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

was licensee of the Corn Exchange, in the centre of Crickhowell. When he died in 1937, his death was officially attributed to exhaustion following chronic discharging from war wounds. For more about him and the Corn Exchange - which was bought by the community to prevent it becoming a supermarket - use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes to the right of the entrance. Or click here