News

Quisque vitae urna tristique, aliquam risus ac, dictum ante. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Curabitur nec urna risus. Suspendisse commodo augue aliquet hendrerit fringilla. Maecenas efficitur elit vestibulum magna pharetra auctor. Nulla sed massa vehicula, venenatis risus eget, lobortis felis. Aliquam quis facilisis nunc. Nulla non fringilla nisl. Sed vehicula, nulla et tempor interdum, dui enim porttitor nibh, eget efficitur lectus quam suscipit nibh.

Nam ullamcorper turpis in eros tristique, id scelerisque lacus semper. Aliquam sagittis ipsum non eros scelerisque fringilla. Phasellus a maximus velit, sit amet egestas nunc. Aenean faucibus turpis vitae efficitur pulvinar. Donec molestie blandit velit, ac vehicula dui laoreet non. Nam condimentum dui eu lorem ultricies volutpat. Nulla auctor ligula ac erat varius aliquet. Quisque viverra suscipit tempus.

The Castle Cary Round House

Local historian, Chris Hicks, tells us about the various uses of the Castle Cary Round House over its lifetime, from holding pen for truant children to licensed wedding venue… Primarily intended for the temporary incarceration of drunkards and other miscreants,…

Read more

How to use the Census for Prisons Research

Struggling to find information on staff and prisoners at a particular prison? If there are no registers of prisoners or staff available, then an alternative path could be to use the Census for prisons research. Background The first decennial census…

Read more

Historic images of lock-ups: ‘Before and after’ edition

The power of ‘before and after’ shots can show us how our local lock-ups have changed – often over the span of centuries. Over the past few weeks the team at Prison History have been delighted to receive a wealth…

Read more

Featured Lock-up: St Osyth Cage

To coincide with Halloween 2019, our featured lock-up for this month is St Osyth Cage in Essex, a lock-up apparently haunted by one of its former inmates… a local woman imprisoned and hanged for witchcraft in the 1500s! St Osyth…

Read more

Restoring the Old Police Station in Chipping Campden

In this blog, Carol Jackson of the Chipping Campden History Society explains how the restoration of the Old Police Station was made possible through the establishment of a community venture scheme: The Peelers Trust. The Old Police Station in Chipping…

Read more