Victorian Powys for primary  schools
Powys Digital History Project
Hay and district
Crime and punishment
  Victorian justice in Hay  

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 Hay and district are shown on these pages...

Victorian police sergeant
A thief at the Swan Hotel, 1878
Theft of a watch in 1892

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