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Newport Factoid #6 A Suffragette’s Postbox

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Lady Rhondda

A post box situated by the graveyard along the Risca Road in Newport was made famous when influential suffragette, Lady Rhondda set fire to it, resulting in her refusing to pay a fine and being sent to prison. A blue plaque commemorating the suffragette can be seen on the house next to the site of the postbox.

Written by: Kym Frederick

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