Many of the convictions for homosexual offences we have discovered led to a stint in the Plymouth Borough Prison at Greenbank. It was completed in April 1849 and designed in the style of the famous Pentonville Prison. It had 60 cells, with a wing set aside for women and “day yards, where prisoners would carry out the work given to them. There was also a chapel, residence for the governor, kitchens and offices. It finally closed in 1930. Echoes from the past brought to life by the Pride in Our Past project.

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Taken on September 3, 2011