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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Balmy Bala

Just got back from a lovely short break in Bala, north Wales. The weather was scorchingly hot on Sunday – hope that wasn’t the only summer we’re going to get this year! We also explored the coastal town of Barmouth, where there was a nineteenth century lock-up for malefactors. The building, built c.1834, had one cell for men and another for women.

The town lock-up or ‘bridewell’ was used to contain drunk and disorderly citizens or those waiting to go before the magistrates. Several Cheshire towns such as Nantwich, Stockport and Farndon had them, too.
I hope to have some exciting news soon – watch this space!
Photo: Nineteenth century lock-up, Barmouth. © Sue Wilkes

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