Sunday, January 19, 2020

Shrewsbury Prison from above, 1927

As well as the town's prison, this also shows the Severn and Shrewsbury railway station.

The poet Housman adds:
There sleeps in Shrewsbury jail to-night,
Or wakes, as may betide,
A better lad, if things went right,
Than most that sleep outside.


David Walsh said...

I remember once waiting for a train, looking up at the front curtain walls of the prison, and seeing a bust of Jeremy Bentham staring down at me.

Jonathan Calder said...

I believe the bust is of John Howard, the prison reformer after whom the popular league is named.

David Walsh said...

Wonder ow I since altered it to Bentham ? Howard, was / is preferable