Victorian Powys for primary  schools
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Llandrindod and district
Crime and punishment
  Law and order in Llandrindod and central Radnorshire  

Over the long years of Queen Victoria's reign the authorities' attitudes to crime and the punishments given out to criminals changed considerably.

In this period of many changes, there were great changes too in the way criminals were detected and dealt with. The Radnorshire County Constabulary was set up and local communities had professional policemen for the first time.

Choose from the menu below to see some of the cases from the area that came before the courts in the Victorian period.

The case of Cossa Perry
one year hard labour
Transported beyond the seas
for stealing a sheep!
Policing the area
from new headquarters at Penybont

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