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Prisoners Exhibition – Victorian Prisoners Crime Locations

The map below shows various locations around Barnstaple where crimes were committed by the Victorian prisoners whose photographs were discovered in the album found by Dr Sadru Bhanji in 2009.

Along with the location, a photo of the prisoner and their name, each has a brief description of the crime they committed.

Further details of each prisoner, their crimes and the punishments they received can be found in the newly released book by Dr Sadru Bhanji, book ‘Barnstaple’s Victorian Underclass: Prisoner’s photographs 1867-77’ and at our exhibition ‘Barnstaple Prisoners: unveiling Barnstaple’s Victorian underclass 1867- 1877’, which is running from December 2nd 2023 to Feb 17th 2024 in the Museum’s Community Gallery.