George Smith, Hangman,

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Date:1860 - 1870 (c.)

Description:George Smith was a hangman from Dudley. He is seen here in his working outfit of a white smock and top hat.

Smith hanged William Palmer, the 'Rugeley Poisoner', in 1856.


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1880s
Prison Officers at Stafford Gaol,
Prison Officers at Stafford Gaol,

The governor and prison officers in the courtyard of Stafford Gaol. Note the ...

1900s
Stafford Prison Gate-house and Gaol Road,
Stafford Prison Gate-house and Gaol Road,

The gate-house stood on Gaol Road and contained the reception ward and a room for ...

1950s
Demolition of the Gate-house, Stafford Gaol,
Demolition of the Gate-house, Stafford Gaol,

The prison gate-house was demolished in 1952 in order to widen Gaol Road. The ...

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Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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