Priory Park, Bodmin Town of England in the 1980s.

Priory Park, Bodmin Town of England in the 1980s.

Garden Cottage Bodmin is about 10 minutes drive from the school in the heart of Bodmin town.

Garden Cottage Bodmin is about 10 minutes drive from the school in the heart of Bodmin town.

Bodmin, Town Clock 1938, from Francis Frith

Bodmin, Town Clock 1938, from Francis Frith

'SPEED TO THE WEST' | 'The Bodmin Railway joins the Cornish main line at Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin Town. Why not enjoy one of their many theme weekends, treat yourself to a steam and cream tea ride or walk down town to Bodmin Jail and the playpark.'     ✫ღ⊰n

'SPEED TO THE WEST' | 'The Bodmin Railway joins the Cornish main line at Bodmin Parkway to Bodmin Town. Why not enjoy one of their many theme weekends, treat yourself to a steam and cream tea ride or walk down town to Bodmin Jail and the playpark.' ✫ღ⊰n

Allantide offering to witch Joan Wytte. Otherwise known as the fighting fairy woman of Bodmin town. Happy Allantide from Cornwall.

Allantide offering to witch Joan Wytte. Otherwise known as the fighting fairy woman of Bodmin town. Happy Allantide from Cornwall.

Men, women and children were caged here cell by cell in Bodmin Gaol  in desperately harsh and grim conditions, often their minimal crimes being met with cruel and unforgiving sentences demanded by the local magistrates of the time.   In total isolation, ruthless enforcement of absolute silence, the terrible discomfort of a solid plank bed, a meagre diet of bread and gruel and perhaps an onion. Public executions in the forboding prison at Bodmin were not uncommon and people flocked to watch .

Men, women and children were caged here cell by cell in Bodmin Gaol in desperately harsh and grim conditions, often their minimal crimes being met with cruel and unforgiving sentences demanded by the local magistrates of the time. In total isolation, ruthless enforcement of absolute silence, the terrible discomfort of a solid plank bed, a meagre diet of bread and gruel and perhaps an onion. Public executions in the forboding prison at Bodmin were not uncommon and people flocked to watch .

Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, It is situated in the centre of the county southwest of Bodmin Moor. The extent of the civil parish corresponds fairly closely to that of the town so is mostly urban in character. It is bordered to the east by Cardinham parish, to the southeast by Lanhydrock parish, to the southwest and west by Lanivet parish, and to the north by Helland parish. Bodmin has a population of 12,778 (2001 census). It was formerly the…

Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, It is situated in the centre of the county southwest of Bodmin Moor. The extent of the civil parish corresponds fairly closely to that of the town so is mostly urban in character. It is bordered to the east by Cardinham parish, to the southeast by Lanhydrock parish, to the southwest and west by Lanivet parish, and to the north by Helland parish. Bodmin has a population of 12,778 (2001 census). It was formerly the…

Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

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