By:- Jill Evans
Gloucester Prison was in continuous existence for almost 222 years, from July 1 791, when the first prisoners moved in, to March 2013, when it was closed down. It was one of the first prisons in Great Britain that was purpose-built to be run on the separate system, in which prisoners were divided into different classes and slept in individual cells. This book relates the prison’s history up to 1950, discussing the development of the buildings, the problems encountered in trying to employ the separate system, the staff who worked there and the prisoners who were held in its cells. It reveals what everyday life in the prison was like and recalls the less routine events which took place, such as escapes and executions. It should appeal to readers who are interested in Gloucestershire’s history or in the history of crime and punishment, and to anyone who has ever wondered what went on in the past behind Gloucester Prison’s high walls.
By : Elizabeth Jack
Photographs & Records of Gloucester Prisoners.
Clearwell Burial Ground
Drybrook Holy Trinity
Mitcheldean St Michael and All Angles
Viney Hill All Saints Burial Ground
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By:- Christine Jordan
Sheltered by the Cotswolds, the streets of Gloucester hide many secrets. Using vast knowledge Christine explores the rich heritage that can be seen embedded throughout the streets of this historic city.
Such as the momentous to the outlandish
The sale of wives in the 18th century, hidden Roman Ruins, and many more.
This book will appeal to Locals looking for a nostalgic look back into their district to touring visitors and provides an excellent alternative view into the clandestine aspects of Gloucester city.