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Jan 2, 2015

Victorian ladettes in Abergavenny

Drunken women in the streets aren't a modern phenomenon, and in 1877 a policeman had to use a wheelbarrow to take an engine driver's wife to the ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

police station because she was too inebriated to walk. She was later told she was a disgrace to Abergavenny when she was seen being wheeled through the town like a "dead animal". Another drunken woman was taken to the station in 1878, and her argumentative husband had to be locked up too. For more about early policing in the town, scan the QR codes at the former police station in Baker Street. Or click here