An early photograph of the prison

The Library would like to thank Mrs Sue Westwood for the donation of a copy of a very interesting photograph of the interior courtyard of Guernsey prison, from c. 1870-80, showing very clearly the garden, with a substantial frame for growing fruit or vegetables, as well as the young Magnolia grandiflora, obviously recently planted,that was to grow into a magnificent specimen, now, sadly, lost with the destruction of the building. Several well-to-do people are shown in the photograph; these probably include her ancestor, the Warden, John Le Goubey, who with his wife Louisa Bougourd had quite a large family (for more information see the Le Goubey family file at the Library).