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Aberystwyth pubs closed 1878-1903

Source: Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser 29/01/1903       Date: 1903
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Description: Comments about pub closure, listing pubs 'closed int he last 25 years'

Mr A J Hughes said the question as to whether reducing the public houses effected a reduction in the amount of drunkenness was a moot point, and submitted figures, based on the report of the Royal Commission, to prove the contrary. He also quoted Mr Gladstone's dictum that mere reduction of numbers, if aspiring to the dignity of a remedy, is little better than an imposture." With regard to Aberystwyth, he had the curosity on the previous day just to go through a list of houses that had disappeared as the necessity for them seemed to cease. There was the Old Raven, the Crown, the Wellington, the Cambrian, the King's Head, Heart of Oak, No 8. Prince Llewellyn. Chain and Anchor, Hope and Anchor, Black Bull. Prince of Wales. Bull and Mouth, Butchers' Arms, Three Tuns, Welsh Harp, Crynfryn Arms. White Lion, Piccadily. Dinas, Tycoed, Tymawr (LIanbadarn). They were about twenty- five in all. Alderman C M Williams How far back have you gone ? Mr Hughes Twenty-five years. Alderman Williams More than that I am afraid. Mr T W Powell (another member of the deputation) The Prince of Wales was the premises which I now occupy, and there has not been a public house there for forty years. Mr Hughes replied that he referred to the Prince of Wales in Terrace-road.
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