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Horsemonger Lane Gaol
Newington Gardens offers a pleasant afternoon stroll in Southwark, however, the park has a long history. Between the years 1791 and 1799, Horsemonger lane goal – one of Southwark’s biggest prisons – operated on this site.
Coldbath Fields Prison
Today the site of one of London’s most notorious prisons is occupied by the Mount Pleasant office. During the years Coldbath Fields Prison operated, it had a reputation for severity. This viewpoint will take a look at the history of Coldbath and explore the stories behind the reputation.
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The Everyday Heroes of Postman’s Park – ‘Are the poor brats out?’
Recounts the story of Ellen Donovan, who lost her life in a house fire near Covent Garden while trying to save some children.