Description: This picture dates to 1791 and shows the front court of the old county gaol at Shrewsbury. A man can be seen escaping from the prison through the roof. In the courtyard there is also a lot of activity. One prisoner is locked to a post with a loaf of bread which he stole from another inmate. In the foreground a woman is selling vegetables and a highwayman can be seen slipping a letter into a woman's pocket. The picture also shows a pickpocket at work.