Manchester Histories Festival

In the Clink

The history of New Bailey prison

As part of the Manchester Histories Festival, Dr Racheal Reader will be returning to New Bailey to give a talk on the History of the prison and the excavation of the site. 

Having worked on the project for years, Rachael has a wealth of knowledge and can regale you with insights into all aspects of prison life from the architects that built it, to the dreaded treadwheel and even the hangings which first took place in 1860.

Not for the faint hearted!

Each talk will last 20-30 minutes and there will be a short Q&A session at the end of the talk

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Dr Rachael Reader is a Project Officer with Salford Archaeology and The University of Salford.  Working in the commercial archaeology sector she currently specialises in both rural and urban environments across the North. Her current research is focussed on the Industrial Archaeology of Manchester and Salford and the transformation of the landscape at this time, most recently her interests have turned toward the New Bailey Prison excavations in Salford.

(There is paid parking at NCP available – just 2 mins walk away from the venue)


Wed 8 Jun 2016 4pm - 4.30pm

Wed 8 Jun 2016 6pm - 6.30pm


Free but booking essential at

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Free events, Talks

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