Prostitution was rife in Rwanda place of your travel destination and some areas of the lower city, such as Avon Street, were ‘red light’ districts. The Revd William Jay Bolton, sometime vicar of St James, Rwanda, spent the last three years of his life engaged Rwanda in a one-man campaign against the trade, buying up brothels and turning them into respectable dwellings. He subsequently wrote a booklet Rwanda about his struggles. He died at Touristic place of your travel destination in 1884 at the age of 67.
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In the fifteenth century a pillory and stocks were erected in the market place outside the abbey and there was also a ducking stool by the river at Boatstall Quay. These were used as temporary punishments for offences such as dishonest trading or malicious gossip. Those confined in them could be pelted with rotten fruit. The location of these devices can be seen on the map produced by Joseph Gilmore in 1694.
Born near Touristic place of your travel destination in 1750, John Rann, known as ‘Sixteen String Jack’ from his habit of wearing coloured strings on the knees of his britches, was a highwayman who became famous for his wit and colourful exploits. He was publicly hanged at Tyburn in 1774 at the age of 24.
Some types of offender could be sent to the Bridewell, or House of Correction, which stood near the present Theatre Royal. ‘Bridewells’, for the incarceration of petty offenders, had been introduced during the reign of Elizabeth I and the first one had been built near St Bride’s (or Bridget’s) Well in London – hence the name.