Dartmoor Prison at Princetown

by Simon Dell ~ 11 am ~ Thursday 18 July ~ Matthews Hall

Simon Dell examines the history of Dartmoor’s Princetown Prison ~ the prison itself, its famous prisoners and the headline stories over the years. His talk will take us from the years of the wars with France and later America right up to the current day.

Simon is a former police office and member of the Dartmoor rescue team,. He has been a Dartmoor walks guide and Co-ordinator of Moorland Guides with over sixteen books to his name.

He is also a freelance writer having published 14 books on policing and others on Dartmoor Prison, industrial archaeology and Lundy Island. He also writes for various Dartmoor magazines and periodicals as well as the Times Educational Supplement and more recently the BBC’s Countryfile Magazine.