Friday, 3 April 2009

Chester, Bridge of Sighs

The stone footbridge over the canal was built in 1793 to link the city jail with the chapel in the Blue Coat Hospital. (Pictured above).
It was called the ‘Bridge of Sighs’ because condemned prisoners crossed over to the chapel to receive their last rights before execution.

Well that’s what the blue placard on the canal bridge tells us.

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