Author Topic: Belle Vue Prison  (Read 2638 times)

Christopher

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Belle Vue Prison
« on: 02:55:29, 28/10/06 »
 Belle Vue Prison  opened in 1849 and closed in 1892. Petty criminals stayed here for short term periods including some awaiting trial .. they may then have been sent to Strangeways for a longer spell. It's funny .. someone told me that Strangeways was built to replace Belle Vue but yet Belle Vue was still functioning almost thirty years after Strangeways was built... twenty four years to be more precise. It seems to me the guy who wrote the article about Strangeways had done his homework when he said Strangeways Prison in Southall Street, Manchester was built to replace New Bailey prison
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