160 years ago… Horse-skinning extraordinary in Crickhowell

A letter to the Hereford Times, 24 March 1860

TO THE EDITOR OF THE HEREFORD TIMES

SIR,—I was passing a few days ago through Crickhowell when my attention was arrested to the skinning of a horse by a police-constable. Now, sir, what I want to know (as a ratepayer) is, whether the Chief Constable is aware that one of his force is turned knacker? The skinning and cutting up of the animal took place near the Gas-works, in the above town. Am I to pay rates towards supporting the police, when they are engaged in such operations? … J. Lloyd, Llanelly, 19th March, 1860.