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Jan 16, 2021

Burying children six days apart


Charles Jones was master of Bethesda's Pont y Tŵr School in 1852 when his eldest son, aged 10, died after falling down a cliff. Charles and wife Joanna then lost their infant son to whooping cough, burying their children just six days ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

apart. Charles went on to take holy orders and was a vicar in Aberdare when he died in 1890. For more about the story of Pont y Tŵr School - which was a hospital during a typhoid outbreak in 1882 - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gatepost outside the former schoolmaster's house. Or click here