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The Tolhouse Great Yarmouth: Prison, Police, Paranormal

To mark 60 years since the re-opening of the Tolhouse Museum in Great Yarmouth, Diane Marks, from Norfolk Museums Service, has agreed to tell us about the history of this fascinating building. Previous posts have looked at the transformation of…

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Penal History at the Tolhouse Great Yarmouth

To mark 60 years since the re-opening of the Tolhouse Museum in Great Yarmouth, Diane Marks, from Norfolk Museums Service, has agreed to tell us about the history of this fascinating building. In her last post, Diane explained how a…

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Huddersfield Prisons and Lock-ups

David Griffiths, of the Huddersfield Local History Society, provides a valuable insight on local discussions and negotiations to establish places of confinement in 19th century Huddersfield The manorial/parochial constable traditionally had responsibility for the town prison, which was not a…

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The Tolhouse Gaol Great Yarmouth

Originally built in the 1100s, the Tolhouse in Great Yarmouth served as a prison for the borough for approximately 700 years! Diane Marks, from Norfolk Museums Service tells us why 2020 marks an important milestone for the Museum. This year…

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The Bridewells of Hitchin

A History of Local Imprisonment, by Simon Walker The first recorded bridewell in Hitchin lay at the lower end of Tylers (Tilehouse) Street, next to the workhouse, between the junctions of Sun Street and Bucklesbury, and on the south side…

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