HistoryPoints News

Jan 1, 2021

Right spy, wrong country


Chinese authorities accused Colwyn Bay mountaineer Sydney Wignall of spying for the CIA after they arrested him in the Himalayas in 1955. Under torture, Sydney could truthfully deny the charge, as he was actually spying for India ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

instead of the USA. After his eventual return to Colwyn Bay, Sydney became a marine archaeologist and took part in diving expeditions around Europe. For details of his eventful life, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes outside Sheldon's Bar in Penrhyn Road. Or click here