The pickpocket who built a prison

CONVICTS themselves were used in the construction of an imposing prison built on barren heathland at Knaphill in the late 1850s. Here, in a further story about Woking Invalid Convict Prison, later... Read more »

Convict helped build his own prison

Woking’s Invalid Convict Prison was still under construction in 1858 when the man recorded as Prisoner No.1 was sent there – and was tasked to help to build it! The prison, built... Read more »

Revealing the crimes of Woking’s Victorian jail

ASTOUNDING and gruesome crimes committed by inmates of Woking’s Victorian jail are being revealed by a website created by two young history buffs. Daniel Shepherd and Gem Minter have formed The Institutional... Read more »