A German Spy?

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North Wales folk tales: a German spy?

During the Second World War a mysterious stranger called Margaret Gladys Fisher moved to an isolated bungalow above Carreg y Llam, on the western side of the Nant.

Due to Mrs Fisher’s strange behavior, local people speculated if she was a German spy. They believed that she had come to the Nant to flash signals to German boats in the bay below.

Whether she was a spy or not will never be known because in the early hours of one Sunday morning in 1943 her wooden bungalow was burnt to the ground.

Her dogs didn’t bark, no-one could identify the charred remains, and with the tide having been at perfect height for mooring boats, rumors were rife that Mrs Fisher had staged her own death and escaped on a ship to Germany.