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These Photographs taken in 1946 of the old gaol on Bishop Street/Thomas Street show some construction work going on in the background!

Anyone any idea what was under construction?

 

 

Gaol 1.jpg

Gaol 2.jpg

Gaol 3.jpg

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I had a mate that was actually born in the prison, his name was Bill Wathall.

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8 hours ago, southside said:

Anyone any idea what was under construction?

It looks close so would it be Richards Bros. cutlery works. I think the factory finally covered the whole area, including the gaol, and cut short Thomas Street from about Button Lane not long after the war.

 

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On 01/06/2019 at 22:48, boginspro said:

It looks close so would it be Richards Bros. cutlery works. I think the factory finally covered the whole area, including the gaol, and cut short Thomas Street from about Button Lane not long after the war.

 

Thank`s boginspro i couldn`t for the life of me remember what was there before the Wickes store was built.

The buildings in the background of the photograph are probably what`s left of Green Street (now Wickes car park

 

 

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