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Montgomery and district
Crime and punishment
  Law and order in Montgomery and the borders  

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

Montgomery gaolIn this period of many changes, there were new developments also in the way in which criminals were detected and dealt with. The Montgomeryshire County Constabulary was one of the first county police forces set up in Wales. Montgomery itself was the scene of many criminal trials and the site of the County Gaol where many criminals were locked up.

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The interior of
Montgomery Gaol
The Case of Elizabeth Grist
sent to Australia for 7 years
The County Gaol
a grim home for Montgomeryshire's criminals
The men from the King's Head
4 turkeys stolen at Abermule Mill

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