HistoryPoints News

Dec 15, 2019

Christmas murder victim's story


The story of William Murphy, the last man executed in Caernarfon, received much publicity at the time and subsequently, but what of the woman he murdered on Christmas night 1909? Historian Hazel Pierce has pieced together ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the background of Gwen Ellen Jones from police and court records and other sources. This work established, among other things, that Gwen periodically lived with her ailing father and two children - one of whom was an adopted daughter - at 21 Cae Star, Bethesda. A new HistoryPoints QR-code plaque near Cae Star (now familiar as a car park) allows people walking past on High Street to see Gwen's story and portrait on their smartphones. The information is also available here