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The original jail was built for King George III in 1779. The Jail you see today was built by the prisoners who brought the 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin's “Cuckoo Quarry”. During the First World War the Jail held state papers and the Doomsday book.
Bodmin Jail is a unique heritage asset which has been allowed to decay until the Wheten family bought the site in the summer of 2004. They are ploughing all the revenue from entrance fees and profits from the shop and business as a whole back into the Jail with a ten year plan to revive this infamous Jail; by replacing roofs, internal structures and showing the cells as they once were, whilst also incorporating a museum of Cornish life over the last three centuries.
55 executions have taken place within the walls of Bodmin Jail, for crimes such as rape, murder and stealing. 51 of these executions were open to the public, and thousands would travel specially to witness these morbid events. 20,000 people squeezed into Bodmin, in 1844, to watch the noose lowered over the head of Mathew Weeks, and then see his final plunge through the trap door, and hear the snap of his neck. He was publicly executed for the murder of Charlotte Dymond, his girlfriend at the time. The last public hanging took place at Bodmin Jail, in 1909.
Originally posted by Extralien
Sorry for the late notice but we are hoping to have a live stream at the Bodmin jail investigation this Saturday night (29th May, 10pm to 7am GMT)
Originally posted by Rising Against
Ok, I hope you don't mind Extralien but I'm giving this thread a quick bump since no ones posted for a while and well it's pretty close till you are going live. (tomorrow infact)
More people who are interested in the paranormal and/or go on investigations really should see this!!
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