By Hinkkanen @ 2006-03-25 08:49:53
Strangeways Prison was opened in 1869 to replace Salford's New Bailey Prison which had closed the previous year. The name came from the Strangeways Park and Gardens on which it was built. In the 1990s the names of prisons were removed in the UK. Although it is now formally known as Her Majesty's Prison, Manchester, many still refer to it as Strangeways.
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