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Builth and district
Crime and punishment
  Keeping the peace in Victorian Builth  
Drawing by
Rob Davies

Almost everything changed in Queen Victoria's time, including the ways in which people who broke the law were treated.
Those who were found guilty of various offences were punished less harshly at the end of the Queen's long reign, and prison conditions had become much better.

Some examples of Victorian crime and punishment connected with Builth and district are shown on these pages...

Drawing of thieves
A gold thief - aged twelve !
Fighting women of Builth, 1855
The cost of policing Builth, 1854
Selling rotten meat, 1866
A rogue and vagabond
Stone bed, straw mattress
A new lock-up house, 1860


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