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Offline John

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Re: Canterbury Prison And Its Environs.
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2016, 07:38:30 am »
"St. Martins" and "Stone" are two separate annotations on the map  ;)
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Re: Canterbury Prison And Its Environs.
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2023, 06:48:06 am »
I'm baffled - on this 1896 OS map there is an 'Air Shaft' just outside the prison's north wall. It doesn't appear on the previous edition (1873) or the later one (1906), although it can clearly be seen in the aerial photo from 1948 (first post). Any suggestions as to why there was a shaft there?

Extract from OS Sheet Kent, XLVI.3.20 (1874)
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Re: Canterbury Prison And Its Environs.
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2024, 10:14:56 am »
Photo's below show a mural painted by two brothers who were incarcerated in the prison together. It seems that they were renowned for their artistry and decorated several spots (with permission, of course). This is the only remaining example of their work, and it, too, will vanish when the buildings are demolished.

Am I alone in wondering whether the brothers, who painted this mural, were inspired by the paintings of Stanley Spencer?