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Talgarth and district
Crime and punishment
 
  Law and order in Talgarth and district  
 

Over the long years of Queen Victoria's reign the authorities' 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 Breconshire County Constabulary was set up and local communities had professional policemen for the first time.

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Policing the area
on the beat around Talgarth
 
 
Three desperate criminals
attempting to break out of prison
 
     
 

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