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Law & Order


With smugglers, highwaymen and footpads at large, it was time to start to get some local Law & Order in place. Aspects covered in this panel include:

Places Covered

Historical Summary

Crime was rife in towns, villages and on the rivers too. Encounters with Highwaymen and Footpads were common occurrences travelling through the wooded areas. Smuggling and wrecking were almost a way of life in some villages. It was time to start to get some local Law & Order in place.

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Where to view this panel

Ashingdon Elim Pentecostal Church, Corner of Clifton Road

535 Ashingdon Road

Ashingdon, Rochford



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