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"Wandsworth Prison - A History" with curator Stewart Mclaughlin

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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 19th Jun 2024

 Free

A talk exploring the history of this Victorian prison with Stewart McLaughlin, curator of Wandsworth Prison Museum.

Wandsworth Prison - A History

Wandsworth Prison was built in 1849 as Surrey House of Correction and was intended for those serving short sentences. It was designed by D R Hill of Birmingham to hold 750 prisoners, with the first male prisoners being admitted in 1851 and the first female prisoners in 1852.

Stewart McLaughlin has published multiple books of the prison's history including 'Wandsworth Prison a history', 'Execution Suite, a history of the gallows at Wandsworth Prison 1878-1993', 'Wandsworth Prison at War 1939-1945' and the only biography of Britain's last executioner, Harry Allen, Britain's Last hangman. Stewart previously worked at Wandsworth prison and is the curator of Wandsworth Prison Museum.

Come early and see our new exhibition 'Lost Victorian City: a London disappeared'.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 19th Jun 2024

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2024-06-19 2024-06-19 Europe/London "Wandsworth Prison - A History" with curator Stewart Mclaughlin A talk exploring the history of this Victorian prison with Stewart McLaughlin, curator of Wandsworth Prison Museum. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2024/06/19/wandsworth-prison-a-history-with-curator-stewart-mclaughlin-392196 London Metropolitan Archives,40 Northampton Rd,,London

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40 Northampton Rd,
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