Hanging at Bodmin Jail – What was it like?

Come and see the only working execution pit in the UK. Discovered during renovation works in 2005, the pit has now been restored to its’ full working order, with the able assistance of Gary Ewart, one of the UK’s leading authorities on hanging.

Look and learn how many of the Jail’s condemned were dispatched to eternity with the ‘Long Drop’.

In this video we talk to Chris Wilkes from Bodmin Jail to find out what it would of been like at a hanging at the County Jail.

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