Friday, 14 June 2013


A few weeks ago we went to Nottingham. It was a great day!!!!! First we went to Nottingham Castle. It was used for lots of different things. It was even used as a museum and it had a cave tour which was awesome. The caves are tunnels built by people in the hill under the castle. They've been there since the middle ages. The best part was seeing a tunnel where some knights dug secretly to a pub!

me and Robin Hood

the caves tour!

in front of the castle

Next we went to the Galleries of Justice museum. There was a tour there that we went on. One of the guides was a man who I think was cooler than Robin Hood! Charlie S.P. was one of the coolest criminals I know. One of the police actually asked him if had heard of himself!!

Galleries of Justice museum was also a place where my ancestor (great, great, great, great grandfather) Joseph Woodward was tried and gaoled. He was gaoled because he was in a riot where the mob burnt down Nottingham Castle! He was supposed to be hanged but they took pity on him and he got sent to Australia as a convict.

the court room where Joseph Woodward had to face the judge
in front of the gallows where Joseph Woodward was going to be hanged (but he got sent to Australia instead)
the exercise yard in the gaol

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