Welsh Country Magazine for May

Out now – £2.95 from newsagents and other outlets like Waitrose, Marks and Spencer’s and Sainsbury’s. This edition contains my story about a grave at Pant Teg in Ystalyfera.  It is truly a hidden treasure of Wales. It is the grave of Morgan Lewis, gamekeeper and local thug who was killed by David Davies who hit him on the head during a drunken brawl in 1850. The stone at the head of the grave is allegedly the one that he threw at Lewis, hitting him between the eyes. He died a couple of days later. Davies was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to three months in imprisonment. For years afterwards the stone was painted red by relatives and friends who did not believe that justice had been done. The full story is in Welsh Country Magazine.

The Murder Stone - at the head of the grave
The Murder Stone – at the head of the grave

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