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bridewell

a house of correction or jail particularly for minor offences.
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The TV and film producer Colin McKeown (who opened it as a restaurant, Colin's Bridewell, which traded between 2003 and 2005) still owns the building and is our landlord.
uk So why not get yourself incarcerated in a Liverpool One Bridewell cell and raise a glass in his honour?
Liverpool One Bridewell co-owner Paul Fitzgerald Pictures: COLIN LANE
com Bridewell Liverpool or follow us on Twitter: @Staycentral AN'UNBREAKABLE'VICTORIAN JAIL LIVERPOOL'S L'S L Main Bridewell was in Cheapside - a central lock-up with its own governor, who was also a police chief inspector.
The rumour was always that a tunnel ran between the court building and Bridewell.
During ECHO photographer ANDREW TEEBAY's tour of the Bridewell hotel, he was shown the secret tunnel to magistraTesco.
An officer on duty at the main Bridewell, in 1994 | |
The Bridewell was built as a police and fire station in 1850.
Across the road from the Royal Liverpool Hospital, in the Prescot Street Bridewell
Artist Brendan Lyons, in the Bridewell Studios Pictures: JAMES MALONEY
These can be sent to the Bridewell by post or e-mail and should be addressed to: Paula Tasker-Lynch, Art SpaceMerseyside Ltd, Bridewell Studios, Prescot, L7 8UL.