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A list of some of the women (their 'crimes' & sentences) who were held in Ripon's House of Correction. Separate women’s cells were added in 1840 . @PolHisSoc1985 @Police_Gazette @BD1policemuseum @BritPoliceHist @ourcriminalpast @RiponTogether

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Call for papers: Maternal Bodies in the Long Nineteenth Century. A free, one day symposium to be held at the Foundling Museum in London on 21 April 2020. Please RT. https://facebook.com/events/s/maternal-bodies-in-the-long-ni/171357667467322/?ti=as

1830 Ripon Quarter Sessions were held in Bondgate, whilst the new Courthouse was built. There Samuel Winn was appointed as Liberty Police Officer 'to prevent the increase of crime.'@PolHisSoc1985 @Police_Gazette @BD1policemuseum @BritPoliceHist @ourcriminalpast @RiponTogether

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@PolHisSoc1985 @Police_Gazette @BD1policemuseum @BritPoliceHist @ourcriminalpast @RiponTogether In April 1831, Michael Foxton, builder of the new Courthouse asked for more money. He was awarded £30 by the Mayor, a Liberty Justice & a Charter Justice (an Alderman).

Ripon City Police button with the city's horn symbol. The force properly started in 1857, after the 'County & Borough Police Act' 1856. @PolHisSoc1985 @Police_Gazette @BD1policemuseum @BritPoliceHist @ourcriminalpast @RiponTogether

Very excited that today not one, but two articles about my public history work have been published online!

First up, a reflection on creating @hullblitztrail on @UrbanHistoryCUP #FirstView https://twitter.com/UrbanHistoryCUP/status/1219210187107717120

This police detective on board a sailing boat refused to have his details recorded on the 1891 census. Wonder what he was working on that made him so secretive? #history #policing

Criminal Quilts looking lovely in the sunny cells at @JusticeMuseum. I’ve had a great day planning collaborations with @alyspowerdesign and Tim Fowler 😀

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1808 Mary Holmes was detained in Ripon House of Correction, tried & 'found to be a rogue & vagabond.' She was taken to Kirby Hill vagrant depot to be sent back her 'place of legal settlement.' @Police_Gazette @BD1policemuseum @BritPoliceHist @ourcriminalpast @RiponTogether

Phase 1 of our store move completed on schedule thanks to sterling work from the whole heritage team. Bring on the roller-racking! #museumgeeks #nowforasitdown #SquadGoals #ExploreYourArchive #SaturdayThoughts

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