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Llanidloes National School
Flogged in prison, 1885

  Liberated from prison
A rather alarming episode which gives some insight into the way in which young offendors were dealt with in the late 19th century is shown below.
These extracts are entries from two successive weeks in 1885 as written in the School Log Books of the National School, Llanidloes.
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Log Book
School log book entry 

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School log book entry 

The entries were written in 1885 and read as follows:
"June 3rd - Police Sergeant Lake visited the School and apprehended William Blythe for theft.
June 11th - William Blythe presented himself at School today after being liberated from prison yesterday where he had been flogged with the birch. The Master refused to take him in".

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