Blackguards and Bonnets

Curator Roz Currie writes about the Jewish suffragettes held at Holloway Prison. In 2015, while working at the Jewish Museum, I put on the exhibition ‘Blackguards and Bonnets’ exploring the story of Jewish suffragettes. I found myself inspired by the many stories of women who had fought for the vote. These included Dora Montefiore who... Continue Reading →

Holloway: a network

Many of our volunteers have undertaken research to develop our understanding of Holloway and the stories we are collecting. Meg Deschamps writes about some of the organisations which sprung up around Holloway: One of the overriding themes taken away from the Echoes of Holloway Prison project, is the idea of Holloway as a network –... 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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