We parked behind the old Jail that once housed Rex “Buckets” Jackson, a Labour minister who was once in charge of the jails.  If you wanted to get out of jail you just paid him!

The internees had a pretty good time of it being let out on parole during the day providing they didn’t stray more than 2 miles up the river.

They built huts and a still and had parties

They built boats

These are their allotments.  They provided the locals with fresh produce.

And they even had a regatta

This was a pedal plane!

The full story is here.

And all our photos are here.

 

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