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Background imagePrison Collection: The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963

The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963
" The most daring and fruitful mail robbery in English History" : a page from The Illustrated London News, detailing the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 8th August 1963

Background imagePrison Collection: H. M. Prison, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

H. M. Prison, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
A view of Peterhead Prison and the North Sea beyond, Aberdeenshire. The prison opened in 1888 and was Scotlands only convict prison

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst
Badge issued by the Womens Social & Political Union with design by Sylvia Pankhurst. This circular tin badge in purple, green and white, shows a young woman

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood

Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood
Four portly prison officers and policemen force feed a handcuffed suffragette Christmas pudding from the police buffet trolley in Holloway Prison. Date: 1912

Background imagePrison Collection: View of Wandsworth Prison

View of Wandsworth Prison
Exterior view of Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London

Pentonville Prison, Islington, North London
An aerial view of Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London. The prison was opened in 1842 as the new Model Prison, on the separate system

Background imagePrison Collection: Wandsworth Prison, south west London

Wandsworth Prison, south west London
A galleried wing of Wandsworth Prison in south west London. Two warders inspect the cells

Background imagePrison Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imagePrison Collection: Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London

Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London
Aerial view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in West London. It was opened as a convict prison in 1883 then used as a local prison from 1890

Background imagePrison Collection: Pentonville Prison 1842

Pentonville Prison 1842
An exterior view of the prison. It was considered to be a model for all new prisons at the time

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner

Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner. Pro-Suffrage Viewpoint, showing suffragettes carrying a banner. Based on an actual banner

Background imagePrison Collection: Ground plan of Wandsworth Prison

Ground plan of Wandsworth Prison
Ground plan of Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA

State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA
Interior view of a cell block at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Stateville, near Joliet, Illinois, USA. The prison was designed using the panopticon principle promoted by Jeremy Bentham

Background imagePrison Collection: Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset

Officers at Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset
Three uniformed prison officers stand in front of Shepton Mallet Prison, Somerset. The prison was originally established as a House of Correction in 1625

Background imagePrison Collection: Pentonville Prison 1844

Pentonville Prison 1844
A view of Pentonville Prison, opened in 1842, from a report to Joshua Jebb in 1844

Background imagePrison Collection: Hogarth Rake Plate 7

Hogarth Rake Plate 7
The Rakes Progress 7. Scene in the Fleet prison

Background imagePrison Collection: Clink Street, London

Clink Street, London
Close to Southwark Cathedral, Clink Street was the site of the Clink Prison where, in the 16th century, heretics were held; the bridges are used for transportation of goods

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragettes Released from Prison

Suffragettes Released from Prison. A group of suffragette prisoners leave Holloway Prison on 31st July 1908, smiling and waving

Background imagePrison Collection: General view of Exeter Prison, Devon

General view of Exeter Prison, Devon
A general view of Exeter Prison in Devon. Railway lines in the foreground carry a variety of rolling stock including both goods wagons and passenger carriages

Background imagePrison Collection: Interior of the Prison Chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall

Interior of the Prison Chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall
Interior of the prison chapel at Bodmin Gaol, Cornwall. The prison dates from 1779

Background imagePrison Collection: Brixton Prison / Mayhew

Brixton Prison / Mayhew
Female convicts during the silent hour at Brixton Prison, London. All prisoners were required to sit quietly outside their cell

Background imagePrison Collection: Prison Hulks

Prison Hulks
Captured French sailors were housed here during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars

Background imagePrison Collection: John Bunyan / In Prison

John Bunyan / In Prison
JOHN BUNYAN English preacher and writer, writing in prison

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragette to Prison

Suffragette to Prison
Go home and wash the kid ! is the advice kindly given to a suffragist as she is led to prison by two policemen

Background imagePrison Collection: Attacking the Bastille

Attacking the Bastille
PRISE DE LA BASTILLE The Paris mob attacks the Bastille prison

Background imagePrison Collection: Pentonville Prison Cell

Pentonville Prison Cell
PENTONVILLE A cell in the prison, with a hammock for sleeping and a loom for day-work

Background imagePrison Collection: Pentonville Prison

Pentonville Prison
Pentonville chapel; prisoners seated in individual pews

Background imagePrison Collection: Elizabeth Fry (Bibby s)

Elizabeth Fry (Bibby s)
ELIZABETH FRY - Prison reformer, quaker and philanthropist

Background imagePrison Collection: Plan Pentonville Prison

Plan Pentonville Prison
A plan of the floor layout of Pentonville, a model prison built in London in 1843, with corridors of cells radiating out from a central point & exercise yards

Background imagePrison Collection: Kate Meyrick released from prison

Kate Meyrick released from prison
Kate Ma Meyrick (1875 -1933), an Irish business woman and Queen of the London nightclub scene. She ran " 43", a late-night jazz club at 43 Gerrard Street in Soho

Background imagePrison Collection: Suffragette Poetry Holloway Jingles

Suffragette Poetry Holloway Jingles. A collection of poems written in Holloway Prison during March and April 1912 and published by the Glasgow Branch of the Womens Social & Political Union

Background imagePrison Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imagePrison Collection: Gates of Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Gates of Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
Prison officers stand at the entrance gates of Wakefield prison. Date: circa 1929

Background imagePrison Collection: Convict transportation to Australia

Convict transportation to Australia
List of convicts embarked on the ship Merchantman from Portland to Western Australia, June 1864 Date: 1864

Background imagePrison Collection: Whip and Whipping Post at Wandsworth Prison

Whip and Whipping Post at Wandsworth Prison
Whip and Whipping Post at Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: Ground plan of Millbank Prison

Ground plan of Millbank Prison, London. Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: Ground plan of Newgate Prison

Ground plan of Newgate Prison, London. Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: Ground plan of Holloway Prison

Ground plan of Holloway Prison
Ground plan of London City Prison and House of Correction, Holloway. Date: 1862

Background imagePrison Collection: Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal

Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal
View inside a childrens nursery at the cottage homes in Styal, Cheshire, with a large group of girls and boys posing for their photograph

Background imagePrison Collection: Winson Green Prison, Birmingham

Winson Green Prison, Birmingham
The castle-like entrance to Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, built in 1849 as a local gaol for adult male offenders

Background imagePrison Collection: Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey

Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey
A view of the entrance to Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey. The buildings were originally opened in 1860 as an invalid prison for convicts not fit enough to be sent to Dartmoor

Background imagePrison Collection: Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
The interior of a cell block at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling

Background imagePrison Collection: Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate

Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) on a visit to Newgate Prison, London. In 1817, Fry and a group of like-minded, mostly Quaker, women formed the Ladies Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners

Background imagePrison Collection: Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London

Wormwood Scrubs Prison, West London
A general view of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in West London. The prison was opened as a convict prison in 1883 then used as a local prison from 1890

Background imagePrison Collection: Girls room, Aylesbury Borstal, Buckinghamshire

Girls room, Aylesbury Borstal, Buckinghamshire
A typical inmates room at the Aylesbury girls borstal, Buckinghamshire, established in 1909 as a youth prison for those aged 16 to 21

Background imagePrison Collection: Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison

Man in the Iron Mask, playing the cello in prison
There are conflicting theories as to who this man was. One is that he was Count Ercole Antonio Mattioli (Matthioli or Marchioly, 1640-1703), an Italian diplomat, arrested as Eustache Dauger in 1669

Background imagePrison Collection: Old houses in the Butcher Row, London

Old houses in the Butcher Row, London The right-hand corner house on St. Clements Lane reputedly used by the leaders of the Gunpowder Plot

Background imagePrison Collection: Portsmouth Prison Tread-wheel

Portsmouth Prison Tread-wheel
Prisoners on the tread-wheel at Portsmouth Prison, Hampshire. Date: circa 1900



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