HistoryPoints News

Dec 1, 2019

Innkeepers' racing deaths

Horse racing played a big part in the lives - and deaths - of Welshpool father and son Harry and Herbert Rudge. Harry kept the Mermaid Inn, the timber-framed building in High Street which is dwarfed by its ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

later neighbours. He died at the inn after an accident while training a horse for a race in Leicester. Harry, a licensee in Llanfyllin, was undeterred but was fatally injured seconds after winning a race. For more about the Rudge family and the building, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the sign at the front of the former Mermaid Inn. Or click here