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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2018, 22:34:34 »
On Friday last May-day, the dancing sweeps and their lassies, a goodly number altogether were performing near the bridge in this town, when an express came from Hunton, stating that just before they had plundered Mr W Mercer's oast of his workmen's dinner and a pair of shoes, which were found on one of them. Stykes our constable lodged the batch in the cage, and on Saturday morning they were taken before T T Alkin Esq, who discharged all but the man who wore the shoes, who was committed for trial.
     From The Maidstone Journal of 1845.

The Yalding village lockup, or cage, is located on the Village Green at the corner of Yalding Hill and Vicarage Road. With a central front door and no windows, it was built in August 1786 at a cost of £13 5s 0d. It is grade ll listed.

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