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Somerset's Fascinating Facts - The Kray Twins at Shepton Mallet Prison
Somerset's Fascinating Facts - A very real ghostly experience at possibly the most haunted prison in Britain.
Somerset's Fascinating Facts - Shepton Mallet prison was a US Military Prison – 1942-45 – The American 2912th Disciplinary Training Center.
Shepton Mallet Prison was built in 1610 following on Act introduced by King James I, which stated that all counties had to have their own ‘House of Correction’; Shepton Mallet was the oldest working prison in the United Kingdom up until its closure at the end of March 2013. The land was purchased from Reverend Edward Barnards for a cost of £160.
The Shepton Mallet Prison, Shepton Mallet, Somerset has a long history of death sentences being carried out under methods including HDQ, hanged and by firing squad. The Hanging room which still exists, though has been used as office space for many years. Following the Monmouth Rebellion of 1642-1685 at least 12 Shepton men were HDQ for having sympathised with the rebels, their bowels were burned and their heads placed on poles around the town.
Ghostly Fascinating Facts Somerset from Shepton Mallet Prison, possibly the most haunted place in the UK.
Fascinating Somerset Facts THE WITCH OF WOOKEY in Somerset
Somerset's Fascinating Facts - Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum. BATH. UK situated in one of the oldest buildings in Bath Somerset - read the story of the famous BathBun
Pump Room - Kings & Queens Baths an acquired taste for high society.
At the very heart of high society in Bath with something containing 45 Minerals which is an acquired taste to this day!
SOMERSET'S FASCINATING FACTS - ASK SOMEONE TO NAME A TYPE OF CHEESE, AND CHANCES ARE THEY WILL RESPOND WITH ‘CHEDDAR’. One of Somerset's many famous brands!