Lowdham Grange. Borstal! by Jeremy Lodge


ISBN-13: 9780995663404




The author draws a picture of what it was like to live and work at Lowdham Grange Borstal from its opening in 1930 until its closure in 1982 and its demolition in the following decade.

This richly illustrated book commences by describing the fate of young people in the English penal system in the 1800s and then explores some of the challenges, developments and people who created this innovative institution in the Nottinghamshire countryside, drawing on the testimonies of former staff and their families, former borstal lads and locals.

Jeremy Lodge lived at Lowdham Grange as the son of a prison officer on his first posting in 1963.

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Weight0.409 g


Publication Date

2016, Reprinted 2020


Self Published