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  1. Yeah couldnt find details for old one sadly never mind fresh start
  2. A Brief Bit of history HM Prison Shrewsbury was a Category B/C men's prison in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It closed in March 2013, There has been a prison on the site since 1793, the original building being constructed by Thomas Telford to plans by Shrewsbury architect John Hiram Haycock. the present prison building was constructed in 1877. The prison took female convicts until 1922. The former prison site, on Howard Street, adjacent to Shrewsbury railway station, is near the site of the Dana Gaol, a medieval prison. The name The Dana is still often used for the prison, as well as being the name of the road to one side of the prison and the pedestrian route that runs from near the front of the prison into the town centre via a footbridge over the station. The now disused platform 8 at the station, masked from the opposite platform by a high wall, was used for transporting prisoners between 1868 and the First World War. A bust of prison reformer John Howard is above the main entrance to the prison. The street leading up to the prison from the main road is also named after him. Current The Dana Prison, Shrewsbury is open as a tourist attraction. Jailhouse Tours runs guided tours, theme events and experiences, educational days, history days, seasonal events, horror tours and School tours. Jailhouse Tours will continue to manage the site until development work begins on the building in 2017. Having missed a tour of Blundeston Prison in Lowestoft i have been searching for another prison, and after seeing a friends images i decided to take a permission paid tour of The Dana, its a vast place and held host to some ruthless prisoners including the crays from what i hear, There was multiple hangings that were held there which ended in the 50/60s Between 1902 and 1961 the following seven people were executed by hanging within the walls of HMP Shrewsbury for the crime of murder:- Richard Wigley aged 34 yrs on Tuesday, 18 March 1902 (Mary Ellen Bowen [girlfriend]) William Griffiths aged 57 yrs on Tuesday, 24 July 1923 (Catherine Hughes [mother]) Frank Griffin aged 40 yrs on Thursday, 4 January 1951 (Jane Edge) Harry Huxley aged 43 yrs on Tuesday, 8 July 1952 (Ada Royce [girlfriend]) Donald Neil Simon aged 32 years on Thursday, 23 October 1952 (Eunice Simon [estranged wife] & Victor Brades [her lover]) Desmond Donald Hooper aged 27 yrs on Tuesday, 26 January 1954 (Betty Smith) George Riley aged 21 yrs on Thursday, 9 February 1961 (Adeline Mary Smith [neighbour] The external Gate House. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr The Main Entrance Of The Prison Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Entrance from the side Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr One of the staircases inside with a stair lift. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr View from one of the upper floor windows Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr The Medical Rooms. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr One of the Outta Buildings that connects onto B wing. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Out in the Courtyard. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Metal Door And Bars To The Court Yard. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr A Wing Leading to The Cells and Close Watch Rooms. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Directions To A wing. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Outside Near The Kitchens & Gym - please forgive the blown highlights. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr A Unamed Room. lovey window though. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Stairs into the cell floors. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr One of many floors of cells complete with pool table Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr 3 Floors of cells Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Taking a nap. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Guard Station. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr View from the top floor. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Inside the cell. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Rows of Cells Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Looking up into the skylight Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Window View. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Segregation Cell Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Guard Post view Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Old Rail Tracks. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Corridor. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Kitchens Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Classroom. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Visitors. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Another building in the courtyard they say this is used for staged prison break events. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Executioners quarters. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Corridor to death row. Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr The Hang Room . Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Shrewsbury Prison The Dana by lee lewis, on Flickr Anyway thats all folks, i hope you have enjoyed the report.

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