Crime and punishment
|Victorian law and order in the Newtown area
The rural area around the Severn
valley was remote from the authorities
in the local towns, and it was always difficult to police this upland
Policing improved in the Victorian period and the punishments given to criminals changed greatly, but not before the area experienced some troubled times.
Choose from the topics below to see some local cases.
Transported beyond the seas
sent to Australia for theft