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  Constable Jones' Journal  

The Montgomeryshire Constabulary was set up in 1841. One of the first policemen to serve in the force was P.C. Thomas Jones.
He served in Llanidloes, Llanerfyl and Machynlleth (see his pages in the Machynlleth Crime and Punishment section). He also served as the policeman for the Four Crosses area.

Like all policemen, P.C. Jones was required to keep a Journal or diary of what he did each day. Every now and again a Sergeant would visit him to check his notebook to see if he was doing his duty. The rest of the time he worked alone or took orders from the local Justices of the Peace.

PC Jones

Choose from the menu below to see what it was like to be a policeman in the 1840s in the Mongomeryshire borders.


Strangers on the tramp
Around the pubs and beer shops
Along the canal
Drowned in Crowther Hall lock
Absconding from the workhouse


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