Noel Treacy

Noel Treacy

Posted on 03/08/2009


Photo taken on January 24, 2008



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Marshalsea Prison
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Marshalsea Prison Wall

Marshalsea Prison Wall
A section of the wall of Marshalsea Prison built in 1811. Charles Dickens' father was imprisoned for debt here in 1824 and Charles lived nearby in Lant Street. He used his childhood experiences in the novel Little Dorrit published in 1857. William Dorrit is imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea and his youngest daughter Amy (known as Little Dorrit) is born there:

"Child of the Marshalsea ... played at hide-and-seek, and made the iron bars of the inner gateway 'Home' "
(Chapter 7).

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