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How to get more out of prison registers: Part 3

Following her recent Masterclass on Prison Registers published in the September 2019 issue of Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, over the next three weeks Prison History project lead, Rosalind Crone, will expand on points made in that article…

Featured Lock-up: Great Bardfield Cage

Our featured lock-up for this month is the Cage at Great Bardfield in Essex.   It’s open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and on bank holidays, from Easter through to September. Project lead Rosalind Crone went to check…

How to get more out of prison registers: Part 2

Following her recent Masterclass on Prison Registers published in the September 2019 issue of Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, over the next three weeks Prison History project lead, Rosalind Crone, will expand on points made in that article…

Go explore: Prison history in the city of York

For most, prison history in York begins and ends with a trip to the Castle Museum. And why not? For nearly 1,000 years York Castle was an important site of incarceration. From c.1300, criminals awaiting trial at the Spring and…

How to get more out of prison registers

Following her recent Masterclass on Prison Registers published in the September 2019 issue of Who Do You Think You Are Magazine, over the next three weeks Prison History project lead, Rosalind Crone, will expand on points made in that article…

We need your feedback – take the Prison History survey!

Prison History needs your feedback… so, how are we doing? As we come to the end of the first year of prisonhistory.org, and to the end of the first month of Your Local Lock-Up, we’d love to hear your feedback…

Go explore: Prison History in Dartmoor

Prison History project leader, Dr Rosalind Crone, explores the sights of Dartmoor and its famous prison… In episode four of series 16 of Who Do You Think You Are?, I met up with Kate Winslet at Dartmoor Prison to help…

Lock-ups, prisons & football badges

What links the football badges of Everton, Norwich City and Northampton Town? They all feature lock-ups and prisons… As the football season has already kicked off we’d thought we’d look at the small yet curious history of lock-ups and prisons on…

How to find your prison staff ancestors

Welcome to the Prison History guide on where to find records on prison staff of the 19th Century Yet before we get on to accessing prison staff records, here’s some background on how these records changed due to the increasing…

Featured Lock-up: Everton Lock-up

For Prison History‘s inaugural Featured Lock-up we’ve selected perhaps the most well-known one in the UK – Everton Lock-up. Recognisable to football fans around the world, Everton Lock-up or Prince Rupert’s Tower, has featured on Everton FC’s crest since 1938…