H.M.P. Manchester “Strangeways” Prison Bag – 1940

21 Mar

Strangeways prison bag. Courtesy A. Hall.

This is an official bag from high-security prison Grade II listed Strangeways, now formally rebranded as HMP Manchester, in Cheetham Hillor Cheetham ward of Manchester.

It is unclear if the bag was made at Strangeways, possibly by one of the short or long stay residents or indeed the guards or simply made outside the prison.

Strangeways prison bag. Courtesy A. Hall.

The bag bares the Government stamp, the “broad arrow” and is dated 1940. It reads H.M.P. MANCHESTER.

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