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Machynlleth
Crime and punishment
 
  Changing attitudes to crime  
 

During the reign of Queen Victoria the attitudes of those in power (the authorities) to crime changed considerably. This meant that the punishments given to criminals changed also.

Gradually a less harsh and fairer system of enforcing the law was established.

Choose from the menu below to look at material on Crime and Punishment in Machynlleth and the Dyfi Valley.

Victorian police sergeant
 
Pick a villain here ...
 
 
Introduction:
The Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions
 
 
Stealing a flannel
Found guilty of larceny in 1840
 
 
Robbing the master
Servants charged with theft in 1841
 
 
Cheating the railways
A new kind of crime, 1869
 
 
Constable Jones' Journal:
On the beat in the 1840s
 
 
"Unlawful wounding" at Machynlleth:
"all done in drunkenness".
 
     
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