Crime and Punishment was a serious matter in Truro in the past - even for children.
On June 30th 1846 three young lads were charged on suspicion of stealing a quantity of gooseberries and other fruits. One was lucky enough to get away with costs of 4s 6d but the other two were convicted and sentenced to two months’ hard labour.
Thirteen year old John Trebell of Pydar Street stole some potatoes and was sentenced to the House of Correction for seven days, and privately whipped.
Check out this link to hear how Ruth Williams almost got into serious turnip trouble.