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Rhayader
Crime and punishment
 
  Victorian law and order in the Rhayader area  
 

arrested!The Upper Wye and Elan valleys were remote from the authorities in the county town at Presteigne, and it was always difficult to police this upland area.
Policing improved in the Victorian period and the punishments given to criminals changed greatly, but not before Rhayader experienced some troubled times.

Choose from the topics below to see some local cases.

 
 
The Radnorshire Constabulary
policing the Rhayader area
 
 
Transported beyond the seas
sent to Australia in 1847
 
 
Three thieves from St Harmon
breaking and entering for a silver watch
 
 
Salmon poaching on the Wye
violence in the dark
 
 
A noise upstairs
a theft at Elan Village
 
 

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