Mug shot restoration underway
Photographs of Welsh rogues and vagabonds restored as part of £30,000 Welsh project.
A north Wales record office is restoring a rare 19th century book used by the Denbighshire Constabulary to keep tabs on repeat offenders.
Among the offenders are James Thompson (pictured) who was convicted of housebreaking at Rhosddu. His entry shows he had “8 previous convictions at Liverpool in the name of Robert Williams”.
One of the few women featured in the book is Alice Wilson (pictured below), described as a “a Rogue & Vagabond endeavouring to obtain charitable contributions by means of false pretences”. Her descriptions states she was “also wanted at Leeds, West Bromwich, Accrington, Ellesmere and Birmingham for similar offences”.
The book will be stored at Denbighshire Record Office under controlled environmental conditions.
Funding for this restoration project and several others came from a partnership between Museum Archives and Libraries Wales (CyMAL) and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust. Other projects funded by the partnership’s latest round of grants include:
Flintshire Record Office: the Mostyn family wills
Carmarthenshire Archive Service: The Vaughan Pedigree
Gwynedd Archive Service: Parish Register Project
West Glamorgan Archive Service: Neath Abbey Ironworks plans
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