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Origin of the Long Drop

9 September at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free

A Heritage Open Days event at Sir Joseph Banks Centre

Visit an exhibition on the national hangman, William Marwood of Horncastle. William sympathised with the criminals who were sentenced to death by hanging, until they expired. He invented the system of hanging where the victim died instantly, saving unnecessary suffering.

More about this event

  • No refreshments are available
  • No car parking is available
  • Toilet available
  • There is no disabled parking
  • The venue has a toilet for people with disabilities
  • Metered car parking nearby
  • Event reference number in this year's Heritage Open Days booklet: 34b

Details

Date:
9 September
Time:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.joseph-banks.org.uk/

Venue

Sir Joseph Banks Centre
Bridge Street
Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HZ United Kingdom