Tours and Talks

Lichfield’s Cells, Crimes and Convicts

A talk on the history of Lichfield’s Prison by Jonathan Oates

Find out about the history of Lichfield’s Prison Cells, the prisoners that were held there and the punishment that was meted out to them in this fascinating evening talk at the historic Lichfield Guildhall building.

Hear about the unfortunate trio who were the last men to be hanged at the Lichfield Gallows, the man who escaped from the cells as if by magic and find out about the gang who broke into one of Lichfield’s most respected buildings within the Cathedral Close. 

You’ll learn how the authorities tried to suppress the prisoners and some of the brutal methods they used to hand out punishment – the stocks, the Scolds Bridle and the cat of nine tails.

The talk is in the Ashmole Room in the Guildhall building, lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a walk round the atmospheric prison cells while you enjoy some ‘prison ration’ refreshments!

Places will be limited so booking is essential, booking by the website using Paypal is recommended, click on the link below:

Date:                        Thursday 30 November 2017

Times:                      7pm

Start location:         Lichfield Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield

Price:                        £12.00 per person – includes refreshments, booking essential as
places limited.

Book tickets:           Pay online at my calendar events page: 7pm event