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Shrewsbury Jail

Shrewsbury Jail

Date: 2003

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.


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Donor Ref: ' 00017132, Shropshire Archives  (10/340)'

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