Lichfield’s old gaol is open to the public once more, allowing us to see how ‘justice’ was administered in the past, and read about some of those on the receiving end of it.
I took a few photos but to get a true feel of the place you really need to visit these ‘…cells, whose echoes only learn to groan’, as Erasmus Darwin put it.
This is a thought provoking part of Lichfield, tucked away at the back of the Guildhall.
The cells open every Saturday until the end of September from 10am to 4pm. To find out more call 01543 264972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s no admission charge (although you are likely to hear at least one person quipping about having to pay to get out).