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Rampton vagrancy sign © Museum of Cambridge

Rampton vagrancy sign

Vagrancy notice in Rampton

The Museum of Cambridge has an old vagrancy board which hung until after World War One on the wall of the first house in Rampton coming from the Willingham side of the village. Painted on it, under the heading Rampton, which told the traveller at which village he had arrived, are the words:

All Vagrants who are seen Begging in this Town will be Apprehended and Punished as the Law directs.

See Enid Porter’s article: Vagrants


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