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bridewell

a house of correction or jail particularly for minor offences.
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But in contrast to the old bridewells, where the labour was usually repetitive and meaningless, the prisoners at Northleach worked for money, typically spinning wool, plating straw or making wicker.
By the middle of the 18th century the very concept of the bridewell was disappearing.
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.
paddyShennan@co.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
"Bridewell has such historical significance in Liverpool and we are looking forward to welcoming our first guests."
To keep up with the latest staycentral.com updates, like us on Facebook: Staycentral.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., where defendants would slip quietly away, hidden from view.
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
Wewouldwelcome any photos, old maps, information or personal recollections of the Bridewell peoplemay have, andwould bewilling to sharewith us.
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.