HistoryPoints News

Nov 25, 2023

Abertillery couple's train plunge

After visiting the Shrewsbury Flower Show in 1910, the train journey home came to a sudden and shocking end for Giovanni Tedaldi - one of a succession of Italians who ran the cafe in Abertillery Arcade - and his wife Mary. In darkness, the train ...

stopped near Hereford and the couple opened the door and stepped out, one after the other. They had expected to step onto a station platform but fell to the ground, injuring themselves. For more about the arcade's colourful history - including an illicit gambling operation rumbled by police - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on gateposts at the entrances to the arcade. Or click here