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Exhibition Events Programme

The Echoes of Holloway Prison Exhibition ran at Islington Museum, from the 13th of July to the 8th of October 2018. The exhibition was accompanied by a varied events programme.   View our 2018 Echoes of Holloway Prison Events Programme below, and discover more about each event on our blog. Walk: Winning the Vote: Islington... Continue Reading →

Holloway Prison Film Workshop

As part of the Echoes of Holloway Prison project volunteers have been creating films to help tell the story of the prison. Here, volunteer Yun Lu, describes his experience:  During the film workshops, we had the chance to learn how to operate cameras and took a glance at fascinating oral histories already collected for the... Continue Reading →

Oral History Training

As part of the Echoes of Holloway Prison project volunteers were trained to record oral histories with people linked to the prison. Jessie Goodison Burgess wrote about her experience: On the last day of February, a group of nine women braved the cold snowy weather and gathered together in the Islington Museum education room, ready... Continue Reading →

Visiting Holloway Prison in 2016

Holloway Prison closed in summer 2016 - the last prisoner left on 17th June 2016. Until May it was the largest women’s prison in Britain, holding around 450 inmates. The prison was established in 1852 on Camden Road in Holloway, Islington, housing prisoners on remand, convicted women prisoners and debtors. It became female-only in 1902.... Continue Reading →

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