Hounslow Borough Library Service

Organisation: Library

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

We have photographs: up to 100 images of: popular images of highwaymen, often from old prints and engravings; and of Middlesex (Feltham) Industrial School and Feltham Borstal/ Feltham Young Offenders Institution; plus a small picture archive of photographs of Feltham Borstal /YOI at work collected by a Prison Officer employed there; and his own photographs of the Borstal at the time of its demolition and rebuilding in the early-1980’s

Mounted prints of popular images of 18th century Highwaymen

Books on Highwaymen and the criminal history of the London region; two books containing material on Middlesex Industrial School and Feltham Borstal.

Hounslow TW3 1ES

Contact: Localstudies-hct@carillionservices.co.uk

Historic Buildings?

Cranford Cage or Village Lock-up – a small roundhouse on Cranford High Street (early 19th century) once used to hold vagrants, petty criminals etc. overnight. One of two surviving such buildings in the Met Police District – owned by LB Hounslow Council.

Who can access the collection?

External (public)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 11-100
Photographs: 101- 500
Objects: None
Artwork: 11- 100
Books/journals/magazines: 11- 100