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Armley Gaol, bricked up tunnel in the prison boundary wall.


Subject ID:
2008423_166600
Location:
Armley
Subject Year:
Copyright:
Leeds Library & Information Services
Class number:
LEO 2899
Armley Gaol, bricked up tunnel in the prison boundary wall.
Description:
December 2002. Image of Armley Gaol clearly showing the bricked - up tunnel in the prison boundary wall. This is where, on 10th September 1864, Joseph Myers and James Sargisson would have emerged onto the Gaol Field to view the light of day for the last time. This was the first and only public execution to take place at Armley Gaol and it was reported in the Leeds Mercury as 'a sad and horrible picture of humanity.' This referring to the crowds of between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators who had turned out to witness the hangings. The original prison gate, now no longer used, is in the background.

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