HistoryPoints News

Sep 13, 2022

Post Office whistleblowing

The connection between a shop in Craig-y-Don and Britain's biggest miscarriage of justice is now explained to passers by, thanks to new HistoryPoints QR codes. The St David's Hospice shop was the local post office when Alan Bates, the ...

sub-postmaster, was wrongly accused of theft. His refusal to accept the blame eventually led to a court case on behalf of 550 sub-postmasters where the fault was found to lie with the computer system. Thousands of others subsequently lodged claims for wrongful punishment. Scan the QR codes by the shop entrance to read Alan's story, or click here