Christmas and rewards

1850 – £5 Reward for Apprehension of Robber

The above reward was offered for the apprehension of William Prosser a labourer of Longtown.

William was thought to be connected with a robbery in Longtown during December 1850, and his description was given as being about 5 feet  inches tall, and aged around 25.

The reward was offered by the wronged party, William Prichard, a farmer of Llanveynoe.

1899 – Christmas Goodwill at Longtown

Mrs Collison showed her usual generosity and gave some twenty poor women and men who were working on the road, a plentiful supply of top quality tea and tobacco.

The Longtown Chapel choir were given a slap up meal at the New Inn, courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Price.