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Llanfair and district
Crime and punishment
 
  Law and order in the Llanfair area  
 

Over the long years of Queen Victoria's reign 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 Montgomeryshire County Constabulary was one of the first professional police forces to be set up in Wales.

Some of these changes can be seen on the following pages. Choose from the menu below.

 
 
A sack full of fowls
a thief tracked to market
 
 
Constable Jones' Journal
on the beat in the 1840's
 
 
The case of Robert Jones
an untrustworthy servant of Llanfair
 
 
 
 

 

 
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